Diné Silver Bracelet with Sixteen Oval and Domed Turquoise Cabochons

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size:
    5-½” inside end-to-end;
    1” opening; 1-¼” wide;
    Size 6-½
  • Item # C4104i
  • Price: $755.00

An unknown mid-century Diné of the Navajo Nation artisan fashioned this beautiful silver bracelet containing sixteen turquoise cabochons, ranging in hue from dark green to light blue.  The artist mounted the stones with small silver drops interspersed between them. The high grade turquoise cabochons are all set securely on three bands, the outer two which are stamped and a center band of twisted wire.

The bracelet is stamped “sterling” on the back, but there is no hallmark.


Condition: this Diné Silver Bracelet with Sixteen Oval and Domed Turquoise Cabochons is in very good condition. The stones are in excellent condition. The piece has recently been polished, giving it an almost like new look.

Provenance: from a Colorado Southwest Indian Jewelry collector

Recommended Reading:  

Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths by John Adair

Navajo Silver: A Brief History of Navajo Silver by Arthur Woodward

Indian Silver: Navajo and Pueblo Jewelers by Margery Bedinger

Relative Links: Navajo-Dinéjewelry makingSouthwest Indian Jewelry


 

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Alternate side views of the same bracelet.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size:
    5-½” inside end-to-end;
    1” opening; 1-¼” wide;
    Size 6-½
  • Item # C4104i
  • Price: $755.00

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