This listing features a large vintage Navajo cuff bracelet, made of sterling silver, turquoise, and heishi shells. This expertly handcrafted design is a museum quality piece of work. It dates back from the mid too later-mid century (1960s- 1970s) and is in near mint condition. The face features an incredible mountain of raised flush inlaid turquoise. The individual stones add up to 11 in total and are perfectly flush with one another.
They sit raised on the shank at 1/4 high with each end stone tapering down to the shank. Each inlay has a smooth high polished finish and portray rich shades of Caribbean blue along with creamy matrixes.. Truly a site for sore eyes, but the Artist didnt stop there.. Deep valleys, filled with tiny heishi shells held closely together with silver wire wrap the cuff end to end.
Theyre in excellent vintage condition with none missing and no chipping. The individual shells can be twisted on the wire making the condition of this piece that much more unbelievable. Following the heishi shells on each side are classic Navajo stampings running from end to end.NOTE: Due to the shank being so thick and wide, the stones being inlaid, and the heishi shells being strung on wire this cuff has no flex and cant be adjusted.. MEASURE YOUR WRIST AND READ THE MEASUREMENTS BEFORE PURCHASING. Make an offer and lets make a deal!
This superbly made cuff will make a great addition to any collection of fine Native American jewelry. Tangible pieces of this caliber and in this condition are few and far in between. Cherish and enjoy this cuff for now....
And hand it down to a loved one in the future. Weight - 189.5 Grams/6.7 Ounces.Inner Circumference End to End - 6. Gap - 1-1/2 (NOT adjustable). This cuff will fit a 7-1/4 wrist perfectly.. If your wrist is 7-1/2 (the total size of the cuff) then it will be very tight and I dont recommend purchasing. If your wrist is smaller than 7 then it may be too loose.
With all that being said, this cuff should work for someone with a wrist size between 7 and 7-3/8. Width of Cuff Measures - 1-3/4. Turquoise Inlay Measurements - There are a total of 11 inlays with a width of just under 3/4 all the way around the cuff face. The largest inlay rests at the front center and has a length of 1.
They sit raised on top of the cuff at a height of 1/4 before tapering down at each end. Signed by Artist - YES, with a single initial A and a Picto Hallmark of 2 arrows directly above the A.
Ive researched this marking and cant find the Artist. I believe it to be an unknown Navajo Artist, however it possibly could be a Hopi or Santa Domingo Pueblo Artist. Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified.
Mid too Later-Mid Century, 1960s+. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition with all original stones and naturally aged patina, ready to wear or display. I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner. Please see all 12 photos!!
Enlarge them and study them. Ask any questions you may have. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY! The item "RARE MUSEUM Navajo Turquoise Inlay & Heishi Silver Cuff Bracelet INCREDIBLE" is in sale since Sunday, June 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.