Antique Collection, Bracelet, Navajo Made, Nevada Turquoise, Crack in Silver,6.5

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Antique Collection, Bracelet, Navajo Made, Nevada Turquoise, Crack in Silver,6.5
Antique Collection, Bracelet, Navajo Made, Nevada Turquoise, Crack in Silver,6.5
Antique Collection, Bracelet, Navajo Made, Nevada Turquoise, Crack in Silver,6.5
Antique Collection, Bracelet, Navajo Made, Nevada Turquoise, Crack in Silver,6.5
AgeCirca 1930's
Age GroupAdult
ArtistNavajo
Bracelet Gap1.1
Widest Point on Bracelet Band0.5
Bracelet Wrist Size6.5
Bracelet Wrist Width2.5
Gemtype Stone Shapeirregular-shape
GenderUnisex
General Claspother-clasp-type
Number of Stones1
Setting Typebezel
Main StoneNevada Turquoise
MetalSterling Silver
Necklace Chain Typeother-chain-type
One of a KindTRUE
SignedUnsigned
TribeNavajo
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In the mid 1800s silver making was introduced to the Navajo by their Mexican neighbors. They took their new skill and mastered it, creating a style that today is recognized around the world as Navajo. The Navajo would then teach their Zuni neighbors and later the Hopi would learn making the Southwest known for silver art. These early smiths did things different then today's artists. Working conditions and tools were very primitive, this is a time with no electricity on the Reservations and scarce materials. Also, in the beginning silver was made and traded locally, no tourist trade, yet. A silversmith was looked at with great esteem and jewelry was a sign of wealth.This classic row bracelet is a circa 1930s piece. You will find it decorated with eight pieces of Nevada turquoise. Each stone has a deep blue color with hints of matrix. The silver shank has two cracks, and one of the sides shows an earlier repair. If the bracelet fits it is not going to present a problem, but if it is something you need to bend to get on and off it could present a problem.