This listing is for a superbly handcrafted early Navajo cuff bracelet by Charlie Bowie. It is made of sterling silver and multiple stone inlays of Mediterranean Coral, Onyx, Turquoise, and Gold-Lip Mother of Pearl. This is truly a fantastic find..... Being extremely rare and in excellent condition, this highly sought after Navajo design will be a treasured addition to your collection of fine Native American jewelry.
For the avid collector, this tangible asset is not one to pass up. The cuff is made with a thick and wide solid silver shank.
The front center carries a raised silver plate featuring a raised cardinal inlay, using red mediterranean coral and onyx. The cardinal is perched on a branch made from deep hand stampings along with turquoise leaf inlays and a flower inlay of coral. Triangular inlays of green turquoise frame the center display and are set flush in the silver plate.
Moving down the sides of the cuff all the way to the ends are slightly raised inlays of light blue turquoise and gold-lip mother of pearl. Wafer thin channels of silver run between the stones spacing them apart evenly. They have a high polished finish and are cut in triangular shapes, with the exception of the last inlay at each end which are quadrilateral in shape with 4 sides. Bowie used turquoise at one end and GLMOP on the other end. Small details like this truly make this piece standout from the rest.
The design is finished off with loosely hand twisted rope resting in deep cutout valleys at each side of the cuffs edges..... Truly a beautiful handcrafted piece by Navajo Artist, Bowie.
This Navajo piece will make a great addition to your existing Native American collection or it could be the perfect piece to start one. Cherish and enjoy this cuff for now.... And hand it down to a loved one in the future......Inner Circumference End to End - 5-5/16. Gap - 1-3/16 (NOT ADJUSTABLE). Total Inner Circumference Including Gap - 6-1/2 (will fit up to a 6-1/4 wrist comfortably). Width of Cuff Measures - 1-1/4. Silver Thickness/Depth Measures - 4mm thick at front center of cuff and just under 3mm thick at the sides of the cuff.... A very sturdy solid piece. Front Center Raised Silver Plate Measures - 2-3/16 long by 1-1/4 wide, with the cardinal measuring 1-3/16 long and the triangular turquoise inlays measuring 1/4 long. Stone Inlays at Each Side Measure - Between 1/4 and 3/4, There are a total of 24 stones on the sides, 12 turquoise and 12 gold lip mother of pearl.
Signed By Artist - YES, Navaho Artist, CHARLIE BOWIE. Stamped sterling - NO, tested and verified. Mid-Century, Early 1960s - 1970s.Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition, with all original stone inlays and naturally 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 "HUGE RARE Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Multi Stone Inlay Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Wednesday, July 8, 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.