We have similar Navajo and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa: Antique Native American C. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation.Gram Weight: 15.6 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : Measures 6.8 mm in diameter, Opaque light green and blue hues with some very slight 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 : Off-Round Cabochon Cut. Inner Circumference, not including the cuff gap: 4. Cuff Gap adds an additional: 1.40. Total wearable length and inner circumference: 5.40. Bracelet Width: Measures 0.34 wide.
The large wrist gap measures 1.98 from end to end. Closure/Clasp Type : This bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap. Link Type : Rounded and Polished Coin Silver. This gorgeous bracelet features a stunning turquoise stone applied to the face of two bands of silver that are meant to look like two separate bracelets, but truly are one. The band of the bracelet features hand chased linear and geometric motifs.
This item is fairly tarnished in places, which is to be expected of an item this age. 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. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface.
This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today.Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 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.