Markings : Marked "WNEZ STERLING" on the inside of the bracelet as well as "TIMEX LA CELL WATER RESISTANT BASE METAL BEZEL STAINLESS STEEL BACK ASSEMBLED IN THAILAND" on the back of the face of the watch, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Tribe. Gram Weight: 72.6 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver Band, Stainless Steel Watch Face Backings, Base Metal Watch Bezel. Main Stone Measurements/Color : The size of the turquoise varies from its smallest at 4.5 mm in diameter and its largest at 6.3 mm in diameter, Opaque bright blue hue with brown 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 : Cabochon Cut Turquoise. Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 7.25 when the bracelet is fastened. The bracelet measures as wide as 1.33" wide at the face of the watch and tapers to 0.65" wide at the clasp of the bracelet. Link Type : Adorned Sterling Silver Bands. This watch may or may not run, and we make no guarantees as far as the accuracy or the internal components of the watch. The face of the watch is stainless steel backed and was made by the watch company, Timex. It is white with stainless steel accents.
The face of the watch is held in place using a base metal bezel. The turquoise stones are held in place using sawtooth bezel settings. The band of the watch also feature applied granulation. WNEZ specialized in cluster work, which can be seen in the masterful creation of this bracelet.This item is fairly tarnished in some areas, which serves to add to the overall look of this item. The watch may or may not run, and we make no guarantees as far as the accuracy or the internal components of the watch.
The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. 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. 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. Kingman Turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America, out of Kingman, Arizona. This mine was discovered by prehistoric Native Americans over a 1000 years ago and is one of the oldest operating turquoise mines in America; even being traded with the Maya. It is highly prized for its black iron pyrite matrix and beautiful rich sky-blue color and has become an industry standard. The mine produces green turquoise as well, which is also very popular. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling 925 Silver Native Navajo WNEZ Mens Wrist Watch Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, February 17, 2019. 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.