Circa 1880-1890 Navajo Bracelet
This cuff was more than likely forged over a coal fire at the silver smiths hogan. The stamping along the sides are very simple, suggestive of the feather design. Over the last 135 years or so, the two fractures in the stone have been seemingly fused as has the silver bezel surrounding the dark green nugget.
Note – If you look closely at the images you will see the bezel was cast for the turquoise nugget as the tufa indentations are still evident.
Everything the collector of early Navajo jewelry looks for!
Width at centre 1/2″ (1.3cm)
Width at terminals -decreases in width to a soft rounded 1/8″ shape
Height of bezel & cuff combined 2/8″ (.7cm)
Inside terminal to terminal 5 6/8″ (14.6cm)
Opening 1 2/8″ (3.1cm)
Weight 44 grams
Materials- Cerrrillos Nugget & ingot silver
Ex Teal McKibbin collection-Santa Fe
$ 4,500.00 (USD)