Gram Weight : 43.6 Grams. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 5", a wrist gap of 1.0" and the width is 0.42" and tapers to 0.25" wide. Closure/Clasp Type : There is no clasp as this cuff is meant to slip over the wrist at the opening.Notable Features : This sterling silver cuff bracelet was handmade by a talented Navajo silversmith in the American Southwest. Southwest jewelry was originally created by Native American and Mexican artistic influence, and has gained popularity throughout the years, becoming a staple of many contemporary designs. 925 sterling silver, this bracelet has been designed to look like lines have been cut into the silver. This creates a gorgeous and dimensional effect to the simple and elegant cuff bracelet. This Native American bracelet comes together in a vintage design, which makes a visual impact when worn.
This bracelet is heavy in silver value and the wrist gap makes. Don't miss your chance to own this incredible and unique Navajo piece. 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. Southwest jewelry from the American Southwest is unique to itself and has a look that has become popular worldwide.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. Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working.
Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation. Navajo jewelry started becoming commercially available around the 1910s and is still very popular today.
Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo TAHE Sterling Silver Southwestern Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, September 15, 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.