Vintage Navajo Large Turquoise Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet. A single stone of beautiful blue-pilot mountain NEVADA turquoise containing large portions of black matrix is set as the focal point of this traditional Navajo cuff bracelet.The stone is set in a sawtooth sterling silver bezel and is surrounded at the base by a thick sterling silver rope pattern. Stone and silverwork are set atop a thrice split sterling silver shank Navajo turquoise jewelry would not be as iconic if it wasn't for the introduction of silversmithing to the Navajo people. It is believed that a man named Atsidi Sani or "Old Smith" was the first Navajo blacksmith - meaning he worked with iron - and it is believed that he learned silversmithing from a Mexican silversmith between 1850 and 1853.
The Spanish settlers in the area who had conquered the Puebloans in the 1500s also influenced a great deal of the silverwork at the time. Atsidi Sani taught the trade to other tribespeople, including his four sons. Size bracelet is 5.5 plus 1"¼ gap 1"½ tall in the front wide 17mm×7mm weight 32.1grams great addition to your collection? This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "joseeligogarciaciachino" and is located in this country: US.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, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.