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 - Zuni Nation. Main Stone : Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.Main Stone Measurements/Color : 2.35 mm diameter; Bright blue and green hues. 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. Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 7.0, including the gap.
The bracelet measures 0.24 in width. The wrist gap measures 1.0 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. Composed of coin sterling silver and Sleeping Beauty turquoise, this cuff bracelet was handcrafted by a Zuni silversmith in the American Southwest. The artist would have hand hammered and rolled out US 90% coins to craft the metal in this bracelet, every aspect of it would have been made by hand. The face of the bracelet features eighteen gorgeous round cabochon cut Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones which have been hand carved and laid in petit point row form. The center stone has a bright blue hue while the rest of the stones have aged to a beautiful green hue, which accents the center stone. Each of the turquoise stones rests in a silver saw tooth bezel setting. The coin silver body of the bracelet includes a scrolling hand stamped pattern 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. Zuni jewelry is very distinct from other Native American tribes; it most notably features gorgeous inlay designs, as well as petit point and needlepoint stonework. These highly detailed techniques, combined with exceptional metal work, makes the Zuni tribe one of the best-known jewelry making tribes in the world. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is known throughout the world for its gorgeous solid robins egg blue hue. It is very similar in look to Persian Turquoise and is just as rare, making this a very popular stone.Petit Point is a style of stone cutting started by the Zuni Native American Tribe, beginning around the 1920s. It involves cutting small uniform shaped stones (round, oval, square, and pear-shaped) which all face in the same direction.
Sometimes the term Needle Point is used to describe pieces made of straight long narrow stones that are pointed at both ends. Zuni silversmiths continue to produce Petit Point in the same tradition; it is a very difficult way to cut a stone and looks beautiful in silver jewelry. Pre 1950s Navajo silversmiths would make jewelry out of US 90% Silver coins. They would use Half Dollars, Quarters, & Mercury Dimes.
This type of jewelry is very rare, as it usually contained a high silver purity and was expensive to make. Whole Coin jewelry was worn around the reservation as a status symbol of wealth. The item "Antique Vintage Native Sterling Coin Silver Zuni 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