Navajo Small Sterling Silver Bracelet with Three Turquoise Gemstones

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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:
    Wrist Size: 5-1/2
  • Item # C4103.28
  • Price: $495.00

This lady's small bracelet dates from the early 20th century. It contains three turquoise gemstones, each with its own unique quality. The dark green stone has small portions that have been filled in with gold, silver and a black substance for a smooth finsih. Under a loop, the gold sparkles. The other two turquoise gemtones have an interesting brown matrix. All three gemstones 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 gemstone, so the cuts are intentional. The three turquoise gemstones 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 a considerable wear pattern.


Condition: good condition. The gemstones show evidence of wear, but the silver is secure.

Provenance: this Navajo Small Sterling Silver Bracelet with Three Turquoise Gemstones is  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


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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:
    Wrist Size: 5-1/2
  • Item # C4103.28
  • Price: $495.00

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