Age Circa: Antique Native Navajo C. Markings : "24" pawn pricing mark on the inside of the bracelet, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation.Gram Weight: 10.9 grams. Color: opaque bright blue hue with an internal matrix of black and silver hues throughout. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Polished cabochon cut.
Inner circumference, not including the cuff gap : 5.43. Cuff Gap adds an additional : 1.49. Total wearable length and inner circumference : 6.92.
The large wrist gap measures 2.46 from end to end. Closure/Clasp Type : This bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap. Link Type : Rounded and polished sterling silver. Handmade by a Navajo artisan in the 1960s, this gorgeous.925 sterling silver bracelet features a beautiful Morenci turquoise stone. The stone has a gorgeous bright blue hue with an internal matrix of black and silver hues throughout. A rope twist motif borders the stone's bezel setting. The tri-split band of the bracelet is polished and smooth for comfortable wear.
The turquoise stone has a small fissure on one side; the stone is still secure and this does not affect wear. This bracelet contains light tarnish in some areas, giving it a lovely antique quality.This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find.
This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn.
The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing.
The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani, in turn, taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation.
Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing.
Known throughout the world for its gorgeous true-blue hues mixed with a silvery iron pyrite matrix; it also came with a rare golden pyrite matrix. Also found were aqua blue green turquoise stones with birdseye webbing, which are areas of color circled with matrix resembling a birds eye, and water webbing matrix. This mine has been closed for several years, making Morenci Turquoise rare and highly coveted by collectors. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Silver Turquoise Cuff Bracelet 10.9g" is in sale since Sunday, September 13, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.