This gorgeous vintage cuff bracelet has blue-green turquoise with color change from exposure to the elements. It is not surprising that one would touch these smooth natural turquoise stones; they are like worry stones. The center piece is large and with lines running through the surface, not cracks, although they look like they might be. No, these are veins, the organic terrain of this amazing gemstone. We can see that one of the stones next sto the center has more blue than green, and then next to that is one that is almost forest green. At one time these all may have been the same color, but turquoise is a porous gemstone, and as one touches the stones, the oils from one's skin cause colors to evolve. That green stone on the end may have been from a different mine altogether, as it is very different from the rest. It is also actually cracked, as older stones can often be, especially if they're in a spot, as this one is, where they may be more subject to hitting up against objects. This was a men's cuff, and a larger one at that. It is from the 1930s to 50s, with a simple form more common in the earlier end of that range. Just a gorgeous traditional five-stone cuff. Unmarked, as these early pieces often are. We believe it is Navajo.
The bracelet measures 5-1/2" around using a tape measure on the inside, with an about 1-1/2" gap, or 7" total length The bracelet is about 1-3/4" tall and narrows to just over 1/4" at the terminals. Weighs a respectable 86 grams. The previous owner was a man who wore the bracelet often, so there may be dings yet the stones are well seated in handmade wide sawtooth bezels. Lots of tarnish, which adds contrast to the turquoise.
Gorgeous turquoise--superb artistry!
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