Diné Sterling Silver and Turquoise Wide Shadowbox Bracelet

C4386A-bracelet.jpg

+ Add to my watchlist Forward to Friend


Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size: 1-¼” opening; 2” wide;
    6-¾”, 5-⅝” inside end-to-end
  • Item # C4386A
  • Price: $795.00

This Navajo turquoise bracelet was constructed from two separate sheets of wide silver.  The lower sheet was treated to a black finish.  The top sheet was separated from the lower one by ⅛ inch to achieve a shadow box arrangement.  A large and beautiful blue turquoise cabochon with a copper color matrix was placed in a silver bezel as the central eye-catching feature.  On each side of this central gemstone are two smaller turquoise cabochons positioned in a similar manner.

Simple stamping encircles the placement of the turquoise, significant enough for effect but not to detract from the magnificence of the turquoise arrangement.  The impressive width of the bracelet and the beauty of the blue turquoise floating on a black background resulted in an impressive cuff.  It was not signed by the artisan and most likely dates to the 1960s when shadow-box arrangement was popular.

Condition: very good condition

Provenancethis Diné Sterling Silver and Turquoise Wide Shadowbox Bracelet is from a Santa Fe resident

Recommended Reading: Indian Silver Volume Two by Dale Stuart King

Relative Links: DinéBraceletSouthwest Indian Jewelry

Alternate view of the side of this bracelet.
Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size: 1-¼” opening; 2” wide;
    6-¾”, 5-⅝” inside end-to-end
  • Item # C4386A
  • Price: $795.00

C4386A-bracelet.jpgC4386A-large.jpg Click on image to view larger.