The stone is from the Kingman, Arizona mine region. This classic bracelet is not hallmarked which was quite common in Native American jewelry prior to the 1970's.
We believe this cuff was created circa 1960. This banded cuff bracelet is crafted in the traditional NAVAJO technique with attention to detail and is in very good vintage condition (please see ALL photos for an accurate detailed depiction).
The bracelet is made up of two (2) half-round silver bands with a heavy twisted central rope, big raindrops around the stone and at the end caps, and silver rope bordering the half-round bands. The gem quality natural turquoise cabochon stone is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. 1 1/4" long x 1" wide. The turquoise is firmly set in a hand-made serrated silver bezel surrounded by six (6) silver raindrops. Two (2) of the "teeth" in the bezel have the tips missing - we don't believe this affects the beauty of the bracelet.
The three (3) banded bracelet measures approx. 1 1/8" tapering to 3/8" wide. The interior circumference of this vintage cuff is approx.
6 1/2" TOTAL including a 1 3/8" opening. This cuff has some flexibility for adjustment and weighs a hefty 36.7 grams - 1.18 ounces.
925 sterling silver and Kingman, Arizona turquoise cuff bracelet would make a classic addition to any Twentieth Century Native American Silver and Stone Jewelry, Southwest American Turquoise or Historic Cultural Arts and Crafts collection. We have been involved in the design and creation of contemporary jewelry at the undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1967. In 1975 we opened a gallery of hand wrought fine art contemporary jewels and have since handled thousands of unique, one of a kind and limited edition pieces crafted predominantly by American artisans with a special emphasis on Native American Art. Will be determined upon request. We believe our photos and description to be an accurate testament.
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Thanks for looking and good luck. The item "VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING SILVER LARGE BEAUTIFUL KINGMAN TURQUOISE CUFF BRACELET" is in sale since Tuesday, November 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "rusfox" and is located in WILD WILD WEST. This item can be shipped worldwide.