Navajo Silver Row Bracelet with Oval Turquoise Gemstones

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 5-⅜” end to end; 1-⅛” opening; ½” wide
  • Item # C4214i
  • Price: $995.00

Multi-stone row bracelets are easily identified as traditional Diné jewelry. The Diné aesthetic favors using elaborately rendered silverwork to frame and highlight the spectacular beauty of natural turquoise gemstones. This bracelet illustrates this classic iconic style.

Seven oval turquoise gemstones have been skillfully set between two triangular-shaped silver bands to form this classic mid-century Diné bracelet. The bracelet contains almost every element used by the Diné to create traditional jewelry—stampwork, twisted wire, small silver drops as accents and multiple gemstones.  

An unknown, but very talented silversmith first set seven natural turquoise gemstones in straight edged bezels. The turquoise settings were then placed in a row between two stamped triangular bands. Small silver drops were interspersed between the gemstones and segments of twisted wire added. The bracelet is unsigned.


Condition: The Navajo Silver Row Bracelet with Oval Turquoise Gemstones is in excellent condition

Provenance: from the extensive collection of a Colorado family

Recommended Reading:

- Navajo Jewelry: A Legacy of Silver and Stone by Lois Essary Jacka

- Indian Silver: Navajo and Pueblo Jewelers by Margery Bedinger

Relative Links: Southwest Indian Jewelry, Navajo Nation, Bracelets


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"

Alternate view that also shows the side of this bracelet.


Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 5-⅜” end to end; 1-⅛” opening; ½” wide
  • Item # C4214i
  • Price: $995.00

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