Markings : Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight: 14.5 grams. Color: opaque light blue-green hue with a mottled dusty matrix of black.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 : Polished cabochon cut. Inner circumference, not including the cuff gap: 5.44. Cuff Gap adds an additional: 1.01.
Total wearable length and inner circumference: 5.45. The large wrist gap measures 2.37 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. Handmade by a talented Navajo artisan in the 1920s, this gorgeous bracelet is composed of.900 coin silver from 90 percent silver coins. Features a gorgeous natural turquoise stone. The stone has a beautiful light blue-green hue with a unique mottled black matrix. The stone rests securely in a bezel setting and is surrounded by a rope twist design and decorative silver beads. The band of the bracelet features hand-hammered stamped geometric, arrow, cross, and floral designs. This bracelet has tarnish in some areas, giving it a lovely antique quality. 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. Native American coin jewelry was originally worn by Native Americans on the reservation as a status symbol. Due to its unique appearance, coin jewelry became wildly popular at trading posts, and 90% silver coins were used by Native American jewelers for most of the twenty-first century, through the end of the 1960s. 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. Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making.
Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Coin Silver Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, May 10, 2020. 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.