This listing is for a vintage Navajo cuff bracelet made of sterling silver, turquoise, and coral. This handcrafted Navajo piece has a unique and rare design using clusters of highly polished stones pressed into a thick bed of dark pyrite. The matching ring is listed separately. A heavier gauge silver makes up the cuff as an open framed shank with squared off ends.
It was designed to be a simple clean shank, making sure all the attention was directed towards the three beds of stones. Weighing in at over 73 grams, its a solid and sturdy made piece. The three oval beds resting over the front have raised rounded silver edges creating a large bezel. A dark form of pyrite resides inside the three large bezels creating a pillow for the stones.A coral stone sits at the center of each bed and is surrounded with several clusters of turquoise stones. The turquoise stones have bright color hues of greens and blues with dark spiderwebbed matrix while the corals portray a solid opaque red. Each stone is in mint condition with no cracks or inclusions and they are secure within the pyrite. Its larger and wider than most pieces but has a dainty look and feel to it. The back of the cuff is stamped with a sterling mark and the Artists picto signature. A very well made piece with beautiful contrasting stones over pyrite and clean simple silver work. This Navajo made piece will make a great addition to your existing collection of fine Native American jewelry...... Or it could be the the perfect piece to start one.
Make sure to check out the matching ring as well!!! Cherish and enjoy this cuff for now.... And hand it down to loved ones in the future.
Weight - 73.4 Grams. Inner Circumference End to End - 5-7/8. Gap - 1-3/16 (slightly adjustable up or down 1/8). Total Inner Circumference Including Gap - 7-1/16 (will fit a 6-3/4 wrist or smaller, comfortably). Face of cuff measures - 3-1/8 wide by 1-3/4 tall (the three oval beds measured together).3 Oval Beds Individually Measure - 1-3/4 long by 1 wide and has a thickness of just under 1/4. Signed By Artist - YES, Picto hallmark of unknown Navajo Artist. Stamped Sterling - YES, tested and verified. Later Mid-Century, 1980s - Early 1990s.
Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition, with original stones and slightly aged patina, 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. Ask any questions you may have. Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY! The item "UNIQUE Large Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Coral Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, June 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.