Diné Silver Bracelet with Six Coral Gemstones

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Jeweler Once Known
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, coral
  • Size:
    1” opening;½” width;
    inside end-to-end 5-½”;Wrist Size Size 6-½
  • Item # C4800K
  • Price: $495

This exceptionally well-made silver bracelet with coral gemstones was made by an unknown Diné of the Navajo Nation jeweler. It features six oval shaped coral cabs, which lay side by side in a single band around the bracelet. The coral is of a rich color and each cab was beautifully polished. The cabs increase slightly in size near the middle of the band.

Almost as profound as the coral is the detailing on the silver part of the bracelet. There is a coiled silver wire going through the piece, dividing the silver bars down the center. This can be seen both on the front sides as well as going through the back behind the coral.

Framing the individual coral cabs are silver balls or drops. The ends of the silver at the bracelet opening have been rounded for more comfortable wear. The bracelet is gorgeous. Certainly, it is extremely pleasant to admire.

The bracelet is unsigned and does not contain a hallmark.


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Condition: excellent condition

Provenance: this Diné Silver Bracelet with Six Coral Gemstones is from the collection of a client of Adobe Gallery

Recommended Reading: The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths by John Adair. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1944

TAGS: Southwest Indian JewelryNavajo Nation

Alternate side view of the bracelet.

Jeweler Once Known
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, coral
  • Size:
    1” opening;½” width;
    inside end-to-end 5-½”;Wrist Size Size 6-½
  • Item # C4800K
  • Price: $495

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