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Vintage Stamped Bracelet with Sky Blue Turquoise

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Size: 5-½” end to end, 1” opening; ⅝” wide
  • Item # C4103.31
  • Price: $825.00

Legend says ancient inhabitants of the American Southwest believed turquoise to be pieces of the sky. Looking at the sky blue stone in this bracelet it is easy to see why ancient people  associated turquoise with the heavens. An unknown, but very adept Diné artisan set this triangular shaped turquoise cabochon in a manner that accentuates the beauty of the stone.

The only addition to the bracelet is elegant, symmetrical stampwork along the shank. The bracelet was made during the 1940s, and is a bit more substantial than other jewelry made for tourists during that time period. There is a solid feel to the silver, which over time has attained a dark patina from loving wear.  


Condition: The Vintage Stamped Bracelet with Sky Blue Stone is in excellent condition. It has a dark patina, which could be polished off, if so desired.

Provenance: The bracelet is from an extensive Southwest Indian Jewelry collection in Colorado

Recommended Reading:

- Native American Curio Trade in New Mexico by Jonathan Batkin

- Skystone and Silver: The Collector’s Book of Southwestern Indian Jewelry by Carl Rosnek


Note: when we say Diné, as opposed to Navaho or Navajo, we are referring to the people and not the government.  Since 1969, their government refers to itself as the Navajo Nation

Relative Links: Southwest Indian Jewelry; Jonathan BatkinNavajo Nation; Bracelets; Diné

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Size: 5-½” end to end, 1” opening; ⅝” wide
  • Item # C4103.31
  • Price: $825.00

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