Age Circa: Antique Native American C. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation.Gram Weight: 16.7 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: The stones measure approximately 7.75 mm long by 9.5 mm wide at their largest. The smallest one is approximately 6.0 mm long by 8.65 mm wide. They vary in color from a teal green with gold matrix, to a bright robin's egg blue with a light, milky white matrix.
The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Hand Cut and Polished Oval Cabochon. Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 6.75", including a wrist gap of 1.0". The inside diameter measures 2.25", and the width of the bracelet is 0.45". This cuff has a wrist gap, and is designed to slip over the wrist at the opening.
Notable Features: This gorgeous row cuff bracelet was handmade by a talented Navajo Nation Silversmith in the 1960s. This stunning piece features 5 hand cut and polished Royston Turquoise cabochons that rage in color.From a teal green with a gold matrix, to a bright robin's egg blue with a light, milky white swirl all set in a r. Set in a high hand fabricated bezel, their color pops against the patina on the Sterling Silver. Eight granulated bead details accent this lovely configuration of stones. Geometric stamped hatch marks add the finishing details to this cuff.
The inside of it is contoured so that it sits against the wrist comfortably. This gorgeous Navajo Row Cuff would be the perfect gift for a loved one. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today.
Navajo Indian silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned the stamping of Indian ornaments from Mexican leather workers, rather than from the silversmiths who had taught them. Stampings are usually hand hammered using a handcrafted stamp and include traditional Native American symbols. Royston Turquoise comes out of Nevada and is famous for being only of the few naturally green forms of turquoise in the world. It is highly prized for its beautiful green hues mixed with brown spider web matrix.It was used by Native Americans and the mine at one point was even owned by Tiffany & Co. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Silver Royston Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, December 02, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.