Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Off-Round Inlaid Oval Cabochon Cut. Inner Circumference, not including the cuff gap: 5.75.Cuff Gap adds an additional: 0.84. Total wearable length and inner circumference: 6.59. Bracelet Width: Measures 2.68" wide at the center and the end of the band near the wrist gap measures 0.40" wide. The large wrist gap measures 2.38 from end to end. Closure/Clasp Type : This bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap.
Link Type : Rounded and Polished Silver. Notable Features: The bracelet was handmade in the vintage Native Navajo era by Tom Charley, a talented Navajo artisan. This gorgeous bracelet features a large turquoise stone with a hand carved bust of a Native American Chief.
This lovely item would have been carefully crafted by hand, with extreme detail being given to every portion of the item. This bracelet is certain to stun, and is a lovely nod to the great talent of the Native Navajo people. There is a large Kingman turquoise stone in the center of the bracelet.This stunning stone features an opaque light green-blue hue. This stunning stone features a hand carved bust of a Native American Chief. This Chief is based on the Chief in American Buffalo coins. The American Buffalo coin features an amalgamation of three chiefs from different American Indian tribes; Big Tree, Iron Tail, and Two Moons all of who posed as models to be sketched.
Surrounding the turquoise in the face of the bracelet there are applied swirl motifs, applied spheres, and feather motifs. Some of the adornments on the face of the bracelet was made using the repousse technique. The repousse technique dates back as far as the 3rd century BC and involves hand hammering precious metals into beautiful and intricate patterns. This lovely item features four bands making up the one larger band.This gorgeous bracelet has a wearable length and inner circumference of 6.59 total, meaning the item is ever so slightly loose on the wrist. This gorgeous item is large, and is certain to catch the eye. The talented Native American Navajo artist that created this item is Tom Charley.
This lovely Navajo bracelet would make a gorgeous addition to any antique collection and is not soon to be forgotten. Please don't miss your opportunity to own this amazing piece of world history. The silver is extremely tarnished in places, which is to be expected of an item this age. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this.This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s.
When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings.
Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani, in turn, taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans.
In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation. Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working. Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation.
Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Kingman Turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America, out of Kingman, Arizona.
This mine was discovered by prehistoric Native Americans over a 1000 years ago and is one of the oldest operating turquoise mines in America; even being traded with the Maya. It is highly prized for its black iron pyrite matrix and beautiful rich sky-blue color and has become an industry standard. The mine produces green turquoise as well, which is also very popular. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast.
Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo TOM CHARLEY Turquoise HUGE Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.