This traditional revivalist bracelet features 13 high grade red coral cabochons. Martinez is known for using only the finest of natural stones in his work and this piece truly shows it.
Each coral piece resides in extremely fine-etched sawtooth bezels and lay perfectly spaced apart with just 1 millimeter between them. This tiny gap between the stones allow for the dark oxidized silver to show through and add depth, truly making the coral pop. Martinez added more depth and dimension with raised silver droplets that rest between each coral stone running down each side of the cuff. Each silver droplet is perfectly hand poured and of the exact same size.
Moving along towards the gap each side of the cuff portrays detailed traditional hand stamped designs that extend from the corals to each end of the cuff. This bracelet is extremely heavy, thick, and solid.
It weighs a total of 114 grams! The gap is somewhat small compared to the inner circumference but can be sized to fit the wrist simply by applying pressure to the ends. At its present state the cuff would fit a 6 wrist with out falling off due to the gap being only 1 wide. It would however slide up and down the arm. This cuff would also fit a larger wrist of 7-1/2 but it would need to be adjusted by opening the gap up slightly.
So whether you have a small wrist of 6 or a larger wrist of 7 -7.5, this cuff could work for you. Just know that if your wrist is larger then the gap it will need to be widened either by you or a jeweler. The back is polished in style, and bears the hallmark C. MTZ" in an arrowhead which is the Hallmark for "Calvin Martinez. The inside is stamped "sterling" as well.This fantastic museum quality piece hand made by Martinez is sure to not disappoint. The design is simple yet stunningly beautiful with the most beautiful silver work and it doesnt have that overly large gaudy look....
Its a very well thought out solid piece.... This piece will make a great addition to any existing Native American collection and will be passed down for generations.
Cherish and enjoy this gorgeous bracelet today.... And hand it down to your loved ones in the future.
I will entertain reasonable offers... Inner Circumference end to end - 6-3/8. Gap/Opening - just a smidgen under 1 (31/32). Total size of inner cuff including gap - 7-3/8.
Width of cuff - 5/8. Thickness/Depth of cuff - the silver alone is 1/8 thick, the silver and the stones have a depth of 1/4. Coral Stones measure - 1/2 long by 5/16 wide. Signed by Artist - YES, Navajo Artist and Master Silversmith, Calvin Martinez. Stamped Sterling - YES, tested and verified.
Later mid century, 1980s -1990s. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition with all original pieces and slight patina to silver, very minimal wear, ready to wear or display. I treat every item as if it were my own.
Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner. Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them. Im always here to help and I respond very quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY!!
The item "CALVIN MARTINEZ Vintage Navajo Coral Cuff Bracelet 114 Grams RARE" is in sale since Thursday, February 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States.