Overlay Storyteller Silver and Gold Bracelet with Navajo Reservation Scenes

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Gold
  • Size: 5-½” end to end, 1-¼” opening; 1” wide
  • Item # C4103.11
  • Price: $340.00

This late 20th Century cuff is a lively depiction of various motifs that are unique to the Navajo Reservation. The artist cut out and placed gold overlay images on a silver background of a sheep, a goat and a horse, along with a woman weaving and a silversmith working on his jewelry. The spires of Monument Valley rise over a Navajo landscape that include a traditional hogan and a farmer traveling in a horse drawn wagon. The detail of the gold cut out images is painstakingly precise.

The bracelet is hallmarked with a double R, with one of the Rs upside down. We have been unable to find out who the artist is. The bracelet is stamped “sterling” but there is no stamp defining the gold content.

The bracelet is hallmarked with a double R, with one of the Rs upside down. We have been unable to find out who the artist is. The bracelet is stamped “sterling” but there is no stamp defining the gold content.


Condition: The Overlay Storyteller Silver and Gold Bracelet with Navajo Reservation Scenes is in very good condition. The silver shows evidence of loving wear.

Provenance: from a collector of jewelry from Colorado.

Recommended Reading:

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

- Southwestern Indian Jewelry by Dexter Cirillo

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

Relative Links: jewelryBraceletNavajo Reservation


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"
Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Gold
  • Size: 5-½” end to end, 1-¼” opening; 1” wide
  • Item # C4103.11
  • Price: $340.00

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