Vintage Southwestern COPPER Turquoise CUFF BRACELET ZUNI needlepoint sleeping beauty turquoise. Gorgeous vintage Zuni needle point Sleeping Beauty turquoise and copper cuff band bracelet, probably made in the 1950s. There are 15 small pieces of oval turquoise in this unique cuff bracelet.
The cabochons are all saw tooth bezel set. All stones are in excellent condition and appear to be original. This bracelet measures 6 " inches inside circumference with a 3/4" inch opening for a total of 6-3/4 inches. Weight = 14.99 grams. A beautiful piece of turquoise history to wear on your arm!The world has had a fascination for turquoise for over 7000 years. The oldest known example of any jewelry was a carved turquoise and gold bracelet found on the mummy of an Egyptian queen. In the American Southwest, Native Americans have mined turquoise since prehistoric times.
Many legends surround turquoise, it is believed to bring good fortune and health. While turquoise was once used as currency in the American Southwest, it has been treasured as an adornment throughout the centuries worldwide. The evolution of turquoise jewelry from its appeal as southwestern, Native American or tourist jewelry, to one of the most coveted gems set in designer jewelry worldwide.
Coveted, that is, only if you are talking about true, genuine turquoise. And so our turquoise love story continues. While the demand for turquoise has increased dramatically, the supply of genuine turquoise is limited.
Vintage Southwestern American Indian Style COPPER Turquoise CUFF BRACELET Bangle Bell Trading Company. Bell Trading Company History and Hallmarks. The Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1932 by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred. Their main competitor was Maisels Indian Trading Post who merged with Bell Trading Company in 1935. The Bell company got its name from Jacks wife, whose maiden name was Bell.
The hallmarks typically included the image of a bell or that of an arrow sign post with a bell sign hanging from it. Shown here a just a few of Bell Trading Companys hallmarks. The item "Vintage Southwestern COPPER Turquoise CUFF BRACELET ZUNI needlepoint" is in sale since Wednesday, August 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Southwestern".The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.