Navajo Three Stone Bracelet with Three Part Foundation

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 5-½” end to end, 1-⅜” opening; ⅞” wide
  • 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

Alternate side view of this bracelet.

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

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