Diné - Navajo Turquoise and Silver Cuff

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: 1.7 ounces silver, turquoise
  • Size:
    5-1/2” inside end-to-end;
    2-3/8” width; 1-1/2” opening
  • Item # C3475E
  • Price: $1,595.00

At first glance, it appears that the silver is applied in an overlay technique with the upper layer having been cut out for placing the turquoise stones, but closer examination reveals that the silver is one layer and the areas for the stones were routed out of the silver so the bezels holding the stones sit in a depression.  Eight beautiful blue turquoise stones surround a larger blue stone. 

The silver is undecorated on the upper area and is designed with chevrons at both ends. A design is scratched in the silver on the underside that looks somewhat like a praying mantis.  Perhaps this is the maker’s mark but who that was has not been determined.

 

Condition:  original condition

Provenance: this Diné - Navajo Turquoise and Silver Cuff is from the collection of a gentleman from the Midwest

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: 1.7 ounces silver, turquoise
  • Size:
    5-1/2” inside end-to-end;
    2-3/8” width; 1-1/2” opening
  • Item # C3475E
  • Price: $1,595.00

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