Hank Vandever, Bracelet, Chinese Turquoise, Sterling Silver, Navajo Handmade,6.5

Tribe Navajo
Age Group Adult
Artist Vanderver, Hank
Age Circa 2010's
Item Weight 0.6607
Gap in Cuff Style Bracelet 1.1
Widest Point on Bracelet Band 2.75
Bracelet Wrist Width 2.4
Gemtype Stone Shape irregular-shape
Gender Unisex
Clasp Type other-clasp-type
Number of Stones 1
Necklace Chain Type other-chain-type
Weight Grams 149.7
Bracelet Wrist Size 6.5
Main Stone China Mountain
Metal Sterling Silver

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The Southwest was built on trade. You still see the existence of old trade routes when you fly low over the Four Corners. Archaeologists believe Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde were major trade centers. Some of the items found in these ancient trade centers revealed just how far and extensive the trade routes were. Today it is not any different. The materials found in Navajo silver come from around the world. This magnificent turquoise bracelet was made by talented Navajo silversmith Hank Vandever. The stone wasn't found in the mountains of Nevada or Arizona, but from a land where turquoise has been used for several thousand years. The Chinese stone has a bluish green color that is filled with a thick black colored webbing. Hank sets the stone on a heavy five-wire bracelet shank and surrounds the rock with twisted wire, stamped cutouts and large silver drops. A great cuff that will look very impressive on.

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