Navajo Silver Row Bracelet with Oval Turquoise Gemstones

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - 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

Alternate view that also shows the side of this bracelet.


Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - 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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