We have similar Native and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa: Antique Native American C. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation.
Gram Weight: 21.6 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 16 mm long by 11 mm wide; Intense green hue with natural striations. 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 Oval Cabochon. Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 6.0, including the gap.
The bracelet measures 0.65 in width. The wrist gap measures 0.70 in width. This cuff is designed to slip over the wrist at the wrist gap. Notable Features: This bracelet was handmade during the Fred Harvey era C. 925 sterling silver and turquoise, this cuff bracelet was handcrafted by a Navajo silversmith in the American Southwest.
The artist would have hand hammered the sterling silver in this bracelet, every aspect of it would have been made by hand. The face of the bracelet features a beautiful intense green turquoise which would have been hand carved and polished into an oval cabochon. The green hue of the turquoise has natural striations throughout. This stunning stone rests in a silver bezel setting which provides a complementary contrast to the vivid organic stone.
The sterling silver body of the bracelet includes an applied repousse hand stamped designs across the whole of the outside of the bracelet. A light patina on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality, which we believe is quite lovely. This cuff bracelet slips on easily, looks elegant on the wrist when worn and would make a wonderful gift. Don't miss your opportunity to preserve this piece of Native American history. 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.
Southwest jewelry from the American Southwest is unique to itself and has a look that has become popular worldwide. 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. 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. The item "Antique Vintage Native Sterling 925 Silver Navajo Pawn Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, November 18, 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.: Unsigned