Item Measurements : The wearable length including the wrist gap measures 6.75. The wrist gap measures 1 wide to easily fit the wrist through.The top of the bracelet measures. Notable Features : This beautiful bracelet would have been handmade by a talented Zuni Nation silversmith. This beautiful bracelet is made of solid sterling silver and is very heavy in silver value. It is sturdy in it's hand hammered construction and is very thick. The bracelet features two spiderweb turquoise stones and two Red Coral cabochon cut stones. Each stone features a rope twist accent surrounding the bezel. The watch face has two shell shaped silver parts holding it in place.
It also includes a Signet watch, it is not running at the moment. Please don't miss your chance to own this special part of history. The watch is currently not running, it most likely just needs a new battery, however we make no guarantees to the workings of the watch. 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 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. 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. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation.The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Coral Watch Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, June 2, 2018. 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.