Navajo Bracelet with Nine Square Cut Turquoise Gemstones [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 4-⅞” end to end;
    1-⅛” opening; ½” width;
    Bracelet wrist size: 6
  • Item # C4103.26
  • SOLD

Nine carefully cut rectangular-shaped turquoise gemstones comprise this mid-20th century Navajo silver bracelet. The turquoise were cut, shaped, and set into handmade silver bezels tapering from a larger center gemstone to gradually smaller ones as it reaches the shank. The shank was expertly stamped, with a series of geometric designs.  Small silver drops are interspersed between each turquoise. This turquoise and silver bracelet was skillfully made and the stones are of excellent quality.  Square-cut turquoise is seen less often than rounded ones.

Condition: excellent condition.

Provenance: this Navajo Bracelet with Nine Square Cut Turquoise Gemstones is from a Colorado collection.

Recommended Reading:

Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths by John Adair

The Beauty of Navajo Jewelry by Theda Bassman

Relative Links: Southwest Indian Jewelry, Navajo Nationbracelet


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Alternate side view of this bracelet to show stamping designs

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 4-⅞” end to end;
    1-⅛” opening; ½” width;
    Bracelet wrist size: 6
  • Item # C4103.26
  • SOLD

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