Age Circa: Antique Native American C. Markings : 925 KF on each section. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight: 21.6 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 0.5" long by 0.6", Iridescent green with black oil spill rings.Stone Treatment : Faux Abalone is man made and treated for color. Stone Cuts : Hand Carved Marquise.
Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 6.5", including a wrist gap of 1". The cuff tapers from 0.8" to 0.3" wide. The chain between the bracelet and ring measures 3 long. The ring is USA size 6.5, and the band tapers from 0.2" to 0.1" wide. Bracelet Type: Triple Chevron Cuff.
This cuff has a wrist gap, and is designed to slip over the wrist at the opening. Link Type : Specialty Curb Links. This gorgeous Sterling Silver slave bracelet was handmade by the talented Navajo silversmith KF during the 1960s! It features a Squash Blossom design, consisting of two granulated beads, two hand shaped leaves, and two curling vines cupping a beautiful Faux Abalone stone. The Faux Abalone has a stunning iridescent green hue, with deep black oil spill swirls throughout.
There are three Squash Blossoms; one sits in the center of a triple chevron-shaped cuff, one accenting the chain that leads to the ring portion, and the face of the ring itself. Both the cuff and the ring taper gently, reflecting the design of one another artfully. The cuff features a slightly oblong shape for a more natural fit on the wrist. If desired, your local jeweler can easily remove the connecting chain so the ring and cuff can be worn separately. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith.
It features hand crafted 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 squash blossom necklace is typically a strand of beads, sometimes two. Interwoven with these silver beads are squash blossoms: silver beads with an attached silver flower-like blossom. In the language of the Navajo, they are called "yo ne maze disya gi, " which is translated into the beads that spread out.In many contemporary designs the concept is still used; however, sometimes the actual squash blossom is highly stylized and difficult to recognize. The term "squash blossom" nonetheless refers to the likeness of an actual flowering squash. The design can be attributed to theish use of the pomegranate blossom, which was then acculturated by Navajo silversmiths.
PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Ring Slave Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, December 09, 2017. 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.