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

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Navajo Bracelet, Blue Gem Turquoise, Twenty Stones, Cluster, Circa 1940s, 6 9/16"
AgeCirca 1940's
Age GroupAdult
ArtistNavajo
Widest Point on Bracelet Band2.5
Bracelet Wrist Size6.5
Gemtype Stone Shapeirregular-shape
GenderUnisex
General Height2.25
Number of Stones20
Setting Typebezel
Width2.25
Main StoneBlue Gem Turquoise
MetalSterling Silver
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 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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