This vintage cuff bracelet features high-grade turquoise in unusual and rich hues of blue green (or is it green blue?) from the Fox Mine, about which is written: "At one time, the Fox Turquoise mine was Nevada’s largest producer of turquoise. This mine has been excavated since prehistoric times, but Charles Schmidtlein and Johnnie Francis filed the first claim in 1914. The mine is generally recognized as 'Fox Turquoise Mine' but has also been called the 'Cortez Mine'. Fox turquoise runs a range of rich forest greens to soft blue but is generally recognized for its teal and green stones, found as veins and nuggets." There are 20 stones total set into smooth bezels, with flattened silver "raindrops" punctuating each stone, all set upon a solid and weighty two-wire shank. The previous owner did a high polish, removing much of the natural oxidation from the silver, although the bracelet is circa 1990s, yet the form is revival from 1920s to 1930s jewelry. The hallmark on the interior matches that of Hopi Duane Tawahongva, although the style of this cuff is not his norm.
The shank measures 5-3/8" around with a 1" gap, for a total of 6-3/8". Bracelet face measures just under 1-1/2" at the widest point. Weighs 49g. In excellent condition.
Truly gorgeous turquoise in a nice heavy piece.
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