This vintage cuff bracelet is stand out for the green gaspeite inlay in a simple narrow setting. The bracelet was made by Navajo Wayne Muskett, and this was a well-worn piece. As a result, it does have surface cracks in the stone and is being discounted. Still, vintage gaspeite is a real find. When I first started selling Native American jewelry, it was one of the stones that I always kept an eye out for, but over the years it has become increasingly rare. Gaspeite is found in only two places in the world: "In 1966 it was discovered in the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, Canada; hence the name gaspeite. Later it was also found in Western Australia. It appears where there are nickel sulfite deposits. Unfortunately, both mines are almost completely played out." Anytime I find gaspeite today, I buy it. And to find a piece by Muskett is an added treat. His inlay jewelry is absolutely gorgeous; he is known for working with gemstones that combine well with turquoise, although there is little if anything on the market today that offers this particular stone.
The cuff measures about 1/4" wide, which makes it perfect to wear as a row bracelet. Using a soft tape measure in the interior, the length is just under 5-3/4" long plus a 1" gap--so just over 6-3/4" total length. Weighs a hefty 29g. Again, check the photos to see the cracks in the stone, as well as scratches and scuffs in the silver.
A rare and beautiful gemstone.
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