Age Circa: Antique Native American C. Country of Origin: United States - Zuni Nation. Gram Weight: 20.2 Grams.Main Stone Measurements/Color : Inlay sections measure approximately 0.2" in length by 0.3" in width, and range slightly from a sky blue to a vivid robin's egg blue in color with a brown colored faint web matrix. Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 6.5", including a wrist gap of 1.0". The cuff tapers from 0.25" to 0.2" wide. This bracelet is intended for a smaller adult, teen, or child.
This cuff has a wrist gap, and is designed to slip over the wrist at the opening. This gorgeous sterling silver bracelet was handmade by a talented Zuni silversmith during the 1920s!
It features a tapered cuff with a slightly oblong shape for a more natural fit on the wrist. Seven gorgeously colored Kingman Turquoise rectangular inlay sections, which vary from a bright sky to a vivid robin's egg blue, make this piece truly pop. A natural patina adds a beautiful antique character to this bracelet. This sturdy piece is 0.15" thick and tapers down to approximately 0.6".
Simple and streamlined in design, this stunning bracelet would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features hand crafted silversmith work throughout. 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.
Zuni Jewelry is very distinct and different from other Native American Tribes. Zuni jewelry features gorgeous stone work coupled with inlay designs, Petit Point, and Needlepoint.
This combined with exceptional Silver work has made the Zuni Tribe one of the best known Silversmith tribes in the world. The Zuni Nation is well known for their stone inlay work. In the earlier years of these creations, they focused on Religious Motifs out of materials that were readily available. That inspiration spread to animals and nature when more people outside of their tribe began collecting their work.
Their modern work is well known for its bold stone colors; often turquoise and coral are used. It is rare for their pieces to be signed, as the Zuni People believe artwork belongs to the entire community.The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Kingman Turquoise is a beautiful type of turquoise that comes out of Kingman, Arizona. It is highly prized for its rich blue hues mixed with black iron pyrite matrix.
PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Panel Inlay Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, January 07, 2018. 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.
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