Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g

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Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g
Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g
Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g
Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g
Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g

Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g
We have similar Native American and Agate items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Length : 40.82 mm. Width : 22.54 mm. Color: opaque pale purple-grey, gray, red, and black hues. Accent Stone Measurement/Color. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Cabochon cut. Inner circumference and wearable length: 5.5. Cuff gap: 1.32. Total length of inner circumference and cuff gap: 6.82. Band width: tapers from 1.35″ to 0.50″. Closure/Clasp Type: Cuff gap. Link Type: Rounded and polish. Handmade in the 1940s by a talented Native Navajo silversmith. 900 sterling silver, also known as coin silver, a popular purity of silver during this time period. The band features a huge agate stone, its bezel setting surrounded by a rope twist and scalloped motif. Huge sterling silver domes adorn the tri-split, twisted band. The inside of the band is smooth and polished for comfortable wear. Damage: Age appropriate wear. There is a fissure down the center of the stone, but the stone remains secure and this does not affect wear. The tarnish on the silver gives this bracelet an antique quality we believe is quite lovely. Tarnish can be removed with a polishing cloth if so desired. A gentle cleaning can also remove the minor build-up of grime near the stone. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani, in turn, taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasn? T repaid, the item became known as either “Old Pawn” or Dead Pawn. Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working. Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation. Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making. Agates are a semi-precious variety of gemstones composed of chalcedony and quartz layers that vary highly in grain and coloration, and usually show multi-color bands. It comes in many different colors including white, red, black, yellow, brown, or pink. The hues and bands are dependent on environmental pressure and temperature, and the mineral contents of each stone. Each agate is unique because of these myriad factors, and even slabs cut from the same specimen will vary in coloration and design. The stone was discovered on the shore of the Greek river Achates in the 3rd Century BC, and has been used for carvings and jewelry since. The item “Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g” is in sale since Sunday, October 10, 2021. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Bracelets & Charms”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country of Origin: United States – Navajo Nation
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Type: Bracelet
  • Featured Refinements: Agate Cuff
  • Era: Vintage Native Navajo c. 1940
  • Closure/Clasp Type: Cuff
  • Metal Purity: 900
  • Main Stone: Agate
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Bracelets
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Ethnic & Regional Style: Native American

Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Coin Silver Agate Cuff Bracelet 63.7g

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