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 : Hand cut & inlaid stones. Inner Circumference, not including the cuff gap: 5.37.Cuff Gap adds an additional: 1.08. Total wearable length and inner circumference: 6.45.
The large wrist gap measures 2.24 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 silver. Handmade by a talented Zuni artisan in the 1960s, this gorgeous bracelet is composed of.
Features a hand cut and inlaid mother of pearl stone with a beautiful, lustrous white and tan hue. The mother of pearl was inlaid around a sterling silver stem design, at the top of which was inlaid a single turquoise stone. The turquoise stone adorns a floral motif. The mother of pearl rests securely in a bezel setting surrounded by a wire twist design.
The sterling silver band is polished and rounded for secure and comfortable wear. This item displays some tarnish, which gives 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.Zuni jewelry is very distinct from other Native American tribes; it most notably features gorgeous inlay designs, as well as petit point and needle point stone work. These highly detailed techniques, combined with exceptional metal work, makes the Zuni tribe one of the best-known jewelry making tribes in the world. The Zuni Nation is well known for their stone inlay work, mosaic-like images depicting religious and cultural motifs created from materials that were readily available. Their modern work is well known for its bold stone colors; often turquoise and coral are used. It is rare for their pieces to be signed, as the Zuni People believe artwork belongs to the entire community. Mother of Pearl is a beautiful type of organic mollusk shell lining that is made up of nacre, the same substance that coats pearls. It is a strong, iridescent material that is well suited to decorative arts, and has been used in art, jewelry and even architecture for thousands of years. Mother of Pearl is highly prized for its distinct, multi-colored pearlescent glow. 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. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Native Zuni Sterling Silver MOP Turquoise Inlay Bracelet 11.7g" is in sale since Saturday, September 19, 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.