This traditional Navajo cuff bracelet features seven matrixed turquoise nuggets--one is cracked yet stable--from Kingman, Arizona, in a color of blue that is perhaps one of the hardest to photograph yet one of the most recognizable as being "turquoise." The color comes out less warm and more bland in most of the pictures, when in fact the color has a brightness to it. The tops of the stones are contoured slightly, it appears to be by design, which was something done in older pieces. Although the hallmark is hard to read, we know the piece was made by Navajo Oscar Alexis, who has given the piece a more modernist look by using square-ish bezels raised up a bit. In fact, everything about this bracelet feels raised, and you can see from the photos where the bracelet is next to an all silver cuff, this turquoise piece extends much further beyond the average turquoise cuff. Even though the bracelet is not anything near to being the heaviest I've offered, there is something substantial about this cuff, something masculine and traditional. In other words, this is a great looking men's cuff, and the size is perfect for a larger wrist, which is unusual as I tend to find much smaller sized cuffs. There is, of course, nothing to say that it wouldn't look great on anyone! Carries a STERLING stamp and that hard to read hallmark, and is stamped on the interior with traditional stamping.
The bracelet measures about 5/8" wide, and taking a soft tape measure along the interior, it is 5-3/4" long with a just under 1-1/4" gap for a total length of just under 7". Weighs 67g. Again, one stone is cracked yet the turquoise is well seated in the bezel. A softness in the patina when you view the interior and edges.
Nice silverwork and beautiful turquoise!
Note that due to lighting plus monitor settings for brightness, contrast and other factors, there may be differences in the colors and tones of photos versus that of the actual item. Please message with questions and I will respond as soon as possible.
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