We have similar Navajo, Coral, and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa: Antique Native Navajo C. Markings : Unidentified pictorial maker's mark (appears to be half of a "U" with a half moon and two dots) on the inside of the band, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation.
Color: opaque bright blue hue with grey inclusions. Color: opaque bright red hue. 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 : Carved and polished cabochon turquoise, tumbled and polished red coral. Inner circumference, not including the cuff gap : 5.31. Cuff Gap adds an additional : 1.33. Total wearable length and inner circumference : 6.64.The large wrist gap measures 2.39 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 turquoise and a coral stone. The cabochon turquoise stone contains a bright blue hue that contrasts beautifully with the tumbled and polished red coral. Resting securely in saw tooth bezel settings, the stones are framed on one side by a scalloped, fan-like leaf motif. The tri-split band contains a center rope twist design. The band of the bracelet tapers downwards and is smooth and polished for comfortable wear. Some light tarnish on the sterling silver gives the bracelet a lovely antique quality. The price has been reduced to reflect this. 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. Red Coral is a highly prized stone by Native American cultures and has long been used by artisans in the Southwest. Spanish traders introduced coral to the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and other tribes, and it quickly became a sign and symbol of wealth and status in many different Native American cultures. It varies in color from deep red to orange, with red being the preferred choice of Native American jewelry makers. Buyers will have 3 base.The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Coral Cuff Bracelet 12g" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021. 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.