This vintage turquoise cuff bracelet is an heirloom piece. The top is a disc, slightly more elongated than round, reminiscent of the sun or moon. Atop the disc are 25 natural turquoise stones, in a most gorgeous blue green, luminescent from within and with color variation from absorbing oil from touch. The background is oxidized which adds depth, and there are silver raindrops between each of the smooth bezels. It is Navajo or Zuni made, and the large radial cluster design is seen in ceremonial bracelets, worn by Navajo men and women--and the size of this one makes me think it may have been a men's cuff. The disc sits atop triple wire shank--unlike any I've ever seen--made with heavy gauge wire, so thick that it is not adjustable at all. We date the bracelet as circa 1950s to 1960s. Photos do not do justice to this piece. The size and shape alone make this almost like armor, or like a guard bracelet. So, we have size, natural high-grade US turquoise, and the weight all combining to make this one of the most special vintage Native American bracelets ever.
The face of the bracelet is 2-7/8" tall by 2-3/4" wide at the widest point. The bracelet measures just about 5-3/8" around using a tape measure on the inside, with a 1-1/4" gap--which makes it about 6-5/8" around. However, I believe it would fit closer to 6-3/4" and maybe even up to 7" around, based on how the wire shanks are shaped. Weighs a whopping 113g, which is fairly unheard of for a cuff bracelet. The background and back were at one point re-oxidized to even out the black after someone cleaned it more it should have been. Other than that, is in excellent vintage condition.
Gorgeous collectible piece--for women or men!
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