Sterling Silver and Five Gemstone Turquoise Bracelet by Frank Patania

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Frank Patania, Sr., Sante Fe Jeweler
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size:
    5-¼” end to end;
    1-¼” opening;1-¼” width
    Wrist size: 6-1/2"
  • Item # C4261D
  • Price: $1,500.00

This five-gemstone turquoise and silver bracelet contains all the elements that made Frank Patania’s two Thunderbird Shops popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. Artists at the Patania Shops in Santa Fe and Tucson incorporated traditional Navajo and Pueblo designs, but filtered through a modernist lens. The smooth lines and unique texturing of this bracelet make a beautiful frame for five stunning cabochons of turquoise. The deep hued gemstones are set interspersed between drops of silver. The sides of the bracelet are finely textured with a geometric design. 

The bracelet has the hallmark of Frank Patania, Sr. with the Thunderbird stamp.The distinctive style of Frank Patania Sr. was a major influence on the look and quality of Southwestern jewelry. Throughout the twentieth century, numerous influences affected the look of Native American jewelry. Of these influences, the work of Patania and the silversmiths at the Thunderbird Shops in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona is notable. Unlike the more regional designs of the Fred Harvey Company, Patania’s work appealed to travelers who wanted jewelry that would be fashionable in cities nationwide as well as locally. The bracelet has the hallmark of Frank Patania, Sr. with the Thunderbird stamp. 

 

Condition: The Sterling Silver and Five Gemstone Turquoise Bracelet by Frank Patania  is in very good used condition. 

Provenance: From a collection in Colorado

Recommended Reading: Southwest Silver Jewelry by Paula Baxter


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"
Frank Patania, Sr., Sante Fe Jeweler
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size:
    5-¼” end to end;
    1-¼” opening;1-¼” width
    Wrist size: 6-1/2"
  • Item # C4261D
  • Price: $1,500.00

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