Navajo Three Stone Bracelet with Three Part Foundation

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 5-½” end to end, 1-⅜” opening; ⅞” wide
    Wrist size: 6-⅞"
  • Item # C4103.15
  • Price: $2,120.00

This three-stone bracelet was crafted in the mid-20th Century at a time when discerning clientele began to demand high quality craftsmanship and the finest turquoise stones in the Native American  jewelry they purchased. Traders supplied artists with gem grade turquoise and had only the best silversmiths set those stones. This three turquoise cabochon bracelet is an example of the outstanding work done during that era.

Three high grade oval cabochons were precisely set in sawtooth bezels. The turquoise has a deep blue green color and a unique brown matrix. The stones were then placed on a three part silver foundation consisting of twisted wire and triangular bands. The triangular bands are hand stamped with crescent motifs. Sterling silver drops are interspersed between the stones. As was common practice at the time, the bracelet is unsigned.


Condition: The Navajo Three Stone Bracelet with Three Part Foundation is in excellent condition. There is wear consistent with use.

Provenance: From a Colorado Southwest Indian Jewelry collection

Recommended Reading:

- Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest by William A. Turnbaugh

- Skystone and Silver: The Collectors Book of Southwestern Indian Jewelry by Carl Rosnek and Joseph Stacey


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 side view of this bracelet.

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 5-½” end to end, 1-⅜” opening; ⅞” wide
    Wrist size: 6-⅞"
  • Item # C4103.15
  • Price: $2,120.00

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