Originally $1,000, marked down to $750, now 30% off!
This heavy vintage watch band with stabilized turquoise was made in the 1980s by Zuni silversmith duo Wayne and Virginia Quam, who in the heyday of Native American jewelry-making specialized in watch bands and particularly in silver and gold mixed metal. This was made through a process called "gold overlay," which has a thicker coating that will hold up better over time and is more valuable than gold fill and more long lasting. The technique has been around for thousands of years and used all over the world. It is the process of using heat and pressure to forge a new alloy with base metals, usually brass. Keep in mind, this watch band cuff was made at a time when statement jewelry was in huge demand, so it was important to find ways to make gold and silver jewelry more affordable. This Quam band has a Kathy Ireland watch in it, non working. The piece came to me from the estate of a woman in the Midwest (she would now be 102 if alive) who sold and collected Native American jewelry. Watches are making a comeback. They remind us to slow down, more than the clock on a smart phone can, and especially to be mindful of the moments we have now, moments we will never have again. Perfect gift for the old soul young woman, graduate, best friend, daughter-in-law, mother, or anyone who loves mixed metal turquoise jewelry and who likes the old-fashioned watch form.
The band measures 1" across at the wide point. Taking a soft tape measure all the way around, the cuff is 5-1/4" around with a 1-3/8" gap for a total length of 6-5/8" around. Weighs a whopping 90g. In good vintage condition although again, the watch is non working.
Gold and silver and turquoise, oh my!
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