Age Circa: Antique Native C. Long on the inside of the cuff. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation.
Gram Weight: 36.1 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 4.0 mm long by 6.0 mm wide, Vivid Sky Blue. Accent Stone: Native American Red Coral. 4.0 mm long by 6.0 mm wide.
Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Item Measurements: The band has an inside circumference of 6.5", including a wrist gap of 0.75". It has an inside diameter of 2.
The cuff tapers from 1.15" to 0.75" wide. The lug length is approximately 12.5 mm (or 0.5) long. The area for the watch case is approximately 17.0.
(or 0.65") long by 22.5 mm (or 0.85") wide. This cuff has a wrist gap, and is designed to slip over the wrist at the opening. Notable Features: This gorgeous Sterling Silver watch band cuff bracelet was handmade by the talented Navajo silversmith W. It features a tapered cuff with a wide, contoured design and exceptional mountain, cloud, and fish designs hand stamped down the edges.
The seat for the watch case, which is malleable and bends easily for a case to be placed into, has a stamped stripe scalloped detail. Two geometric teardrop shaped shadowbox details on the sides incorporate gorgeous sky blue turquoise and red-orange colored Native American Red Coral cabochons.
The cuff features a slightly oblong shape for a more natural fit on the wrist. This wonderful watch band would make the perfect gift for a loved one. 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. Native American silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned the stamping of ornaments from Mexican leather workers, who had learned the skill from silversmiths. Stampings are usually hand hammered using a handcrafted stamp and include traditional Native American symbols.The shadowbox design is a design that features a hollow top with a cutout or recessed middle portion of the piece that usually highlights a stone of some sort. This is a very uncommon type of design used due to the difficulty of the metal working. Red Coral is a highly prized stone by Native American cultures.
It has been a sign or symbol of wealth and status in many different Native American cultures. 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 Watch Band Cuff 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.