Navajo Bracelet, Blue Gem Turquoise, Twenty Stones, Cluster, Circa 1940s, 6 9/16"

Navajo Bracelet, Blue Gem Turquoise, Twenty Stones, Cluster, Circa 1940s, 6 9/16"

Navajo Bracelet, Blue Gem Turquoise, Twenty Stones, Cluster, Circa 1940s, 6 9/16"

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 than 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.

Inside Circumference (does not include opening) - 5 3/8"

Opening - 1 3/16"

Widest Point - 2 1/8"

Weight - 80.3 grams

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PRODUCT DETAILS
Age:
Circa 1940's
Age Group:
Adult
Artist:
Navajo
Widest Point on Bracelet Band:
2.5
Bracelet Wrist Size:
6.5
Gemtype Stone Shape:
irregular-shape
Gender:
Unisex
General Height:
2.25
Number of Stones:
20
Setting Type:
bezel
Width:
2.25
Main Stone:
Blue Gem Turquoise
Metal:
Sterling Silver
Signed:
Unsigned
Tribe:
Navajo
Regular price
$3,305
Sale price
$3,305
Unit price
per