Diné Silver and Turquoise Bracelet with Butterfly Image [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size:
    Inside end-to-end 5-⅜”;
    opening 1-¼”; 1-¼” width
    Approximate snug wrist size: 6-1/4"
  • Item # C4329B
  • SOLD

The Navajo silver and turquoise bracelet foundation was made from six silver wires which were secured with silver bars at the ends and reinforced with silver bars at the midpoint.  A grouping of thirty small round and oval turquoise gemstones were arranged in the shape of a butterfly. Each turquoise cab was set securely in a serrated silver bezel.  All the turquoise gemstones are in excellent condition. The bracelet dates to the early twentieth century.


Condition: the Diné Silver and Turquoise Bracelet with Butterfly Image is in excellent condition

Provenance: from the collection of a gentleman from Colorado

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

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

Relative Links: BraceletNavajo , Southwest Indian Jewelry


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 of this bracelet.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size:
    Inside end-to-end 5-⅜”;
    opening 1-¼”; 1-¼” width
    Approximate snug wrist size: 6-1/4"
  • Item # C4329B
  • SOLD

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