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Very Small Sterling Silver Bracelet with Three Turquoise Stones

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 4” end to end, 1-¼” opening; ⅝” wide
  • Item # C4103.28
  • Price: $725.00

This lady's small bracelet dates from the early 20th century. It contains three stones, each with its own unique quality. The dark green stone has small portions that have been filled in with gold, silver and black substances to smooth it out. Under a loop, the gold sparkles. The other two stones have an interesting brown matrix. All three stones are set in bezels which have similar file work in the same three areas on each cabochon.  At first the bezels look damaged, but it is apparent they are all cut in the same three places on each stone, so the cuts are intentional. The three stones are attached to a silver sheet that is adorned with multiple silver drops that are interspersed between the turquoise. The completed design area is attached to two silver bands. The Navajo bracelet is quite old and shows wear.


Condition: The Very Small Sterling Silver Bracelet with Three Turquoise Stones is in good condition. The stones show evidence of wear, but the silver is secure.

Provenance: The bracelet is from a Colorado Southwest Indian Jewelry Collection

Recommended Reading:

- Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths by John Adair

- Indian Silver Jewelry of the Southwest 1868-1930 by Larry Frank and Millard J. Holbrook

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 4” end to end, 1-¼” opening; ⅝” wide
  • Item # C4103.28
  • Price: $725.00

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