Vintage 173 Huge Turquoise Nugget Silver Cuff Bracelet Men's Size 7", Native American Old Pawn

$1,995.00

This huge vintage Navajo cuff bracelet is the kind that evokes nostalgia for the 1970s and the heyday of popularity for Native Americn jewelry. It features a central turquoise nugget stone surrounded by 34 additional turquoise nuggets, punctuated by traditional silverwork elements, including leaves, starbursts, and bits of silver that look almost like portions of tree branches. I can't help but imagine that the unknown Navajo artist envisaged the turquoise set in this organic cluster as one might would the blooms in a creosote bush. This bracelet will undoubtedly remind you of some family memory--maybe that one summer your family went to a Route 66 trading post and saw an equally ginormous cuff in the display case, not for sale but instead a sort of "mascot" for the shop. For me it brings back memories of men with sideburns at the horse races in Raton, NM, their shirt sleeves rolled up and racing forms in hand. But mostly it reminds me of family gatherings of my youth, and my uncle's brother through marriage who owned a successful Santa Fe restaurant and wore the most noticeable jewelry in the room. He was the one all the everyone talked about after the party, thanks to his flash and that beautiful second or third wife who was 20 years younger than all the aunties. The turquoise in the bracelet is nugget, meaning it has a raw and rough surface. This is the portion of the turquoise that is softer than the gem-grade and thus usually stabilized--real turquoise, treated to harden it.

The bracelet measures about 2-1/4" wide, and taking a soft tape measure along the interior, it is just over 5-3/4" long with a 1-1/4" gap for a total length of just over 7". Weighs a whopping 173g, which keep in mind is the weight of many a squash blossom necklace! The turquoise is sound and although there are some pieces that wiggle a tad, they are all well seated in the bezels.

For the person who wants to make the biggest splash in the room!

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