Navajo Silver Bracelet with Single Robin’s Egg Colored Turquoise Cabochon

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size:
    5-¼” end to end;
    1-½” opening, ½” wide
    Wrist size: 6-3/4"
  • Item # C4214E
  • Price: $500.00

A single turquoise cabochon of a robin’s egg blue was expertly set in traditional Diné manner in this classic mid-century bracelet. The Diné aesthetic is one where an artist uses skillfully rendered silverwork to frame and highlight the natural beauty of a single gemstone. In this bracelet the artist selected one incredibly beautiful blue turquoise gemstone and then, using deft craftsmanship, fashioned an elegant frame to display it..

The bracelet consists of three bands, two triangular-shaped ones and a thinner one between. The outer bands are stamped with crescent-shaped stamps that remind one of rain clouds. Set on the foundation is the oval gemstone of robin’s egg blue turquoise. It is placed in a straight edged bezel which is surrounded by a segment of twisted wire. On either side of the center cabochon are stamped silver drops. The bracelet has a nice heavy feel and was finely crafted. It is unsigned.


Condition: The Navajo Silver Bracelet with Single Robin's Egg Colored Turquoise Cabochon is in excellent condition

Provenance: from a Colorado jewelry collection

Recommended Reading:

- Indian Silver Jewelry of the Southwest 1868-1930 by Larry Frank and Millard J. Holbrook

Southwest Indian Silver from the Doneghy Collection by Louise Lincoln

- The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths by John Adair


HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST FOR BRACELET SIZE

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measurement or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet.

Option: If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen or pencil then use a ruler to measure the length. That would be your wrist size.

Tip: Do you want a snug or loose fit? Well, that really will vary between everyone. If you are buying a delicate bracelet, we suggest doing a snug fit. Most other bracelets should have a comfort fit except when buying large or thick cuffs or bangles. It's best to buy large bracelets with a loose fit so you don't feel like you are suffocating your wrist, or it will be worn over clothing.

 

 

Fitting Style Add inch(es) to wrist size
Snug Fit Add 1/4" to 1/2"
Comfort Fit Add 3/4" to 1"
Loose Fit Add 1 1/4"
Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size:
    5-¼” end to end;
    1-½” opening, ½” wide
    Wrist size: 6-3/4"
  • Item # C4214E
  • Price: $500.00

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