Navajo Small Sterling Silver Bracelet with Three Turquoise Stones

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the 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 Navajo 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

Relative Links: braceletNavajoSouthwest Indian Jewelry


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"
Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the 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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