Vintage turquoise cuff nine stone Old Pawn bracelet Southwestern Native American jewelry

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This gorgeous old piece is one of my all-time favorites for several reasons. First, the shape of the cuff is perfect--slightly flat, wide, it fits my 6" wrist perfectly with enough room that I can wear it down toward the hand or a little higher up the wrist with another bracelet or two. Second, the design--traditional yet artistic. It's a piece that is at least 1950s and possibly older, and it has some of the modernist design elements of that era--the geometric look, the smaller, more modest pieces of turquoise, that dark oxidation. Finally, the turquoise itself, all natural, highly matrixed with good bits of mother stone visible, small cabochons yet stand out, and the color that has changed over time from exposure to skin's oil, now ranging from green to blue-green to creamy sky blue. It is not the kind of super heavy cuffs of the 70s and 80s, and yet it has big presence. Because the piece is unsigned, we cannot say with certainty that it is Native American; however, we believe the piece is Navajo

The bracelet measures 5" around using a tape measure on the inside, with a 1-1/4" gap--perfect for a smaller sized wrist. The bracelet is just under 1" wide at the widest point and narrows to 5/8" at the ends. The turquoise cabs range from 3/8" to 1/4". The silver is unmarked yet has been acid tested (see Photo 8 to see the "dot" residue left from the acid test). Carries a lovely patina and natural oxidation, which gives the turquoise depth. In good vintage condition.

Old turquoise, old pawn, unusual old design!


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