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Bracelet Charm Tsalagi Cherokee Made Jewelry

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In ancient times, Cherokee men and women ornamented their bodies and hair with copper, gold, pink mussel shell, bright feathers, clay beads and freshwater pearls. Copper nuggets were traded from the upper Midwest and hammered into disks, masks, ceremonial objects and jewelry, including necklaces, earrings and ornate ear spools. Gold was dug from the Cherokee soil and panned from Cherokee rivers and made into small beads, earrings and hair ornaments. It was the “discovery” of gold on Cherokee land by non-Native settlers that led to the Georgia gold rush of 1829. Georgia’s legislature hungered for Cherokee gold and farm land which led to numerous legal maneuvers to expel or otherwise disenfranchise the Cherokees from Georgia, eventually culminating in the Trail of Tears in 1838.

This bracelet embodies that complex history. The color of a new penny, the hammered, copper links are reminiscent of the hammered copper nuggets of the ancient Cherokee. Adorned with a hand-stamped and polished copper charm, the charm is stamped with three Cherokee symbols that form the word Tsa-la-gi (pronounced Jah-lah-gee). Each symbol represents a sound. Tsa-la-gi is one of the names the Cherokees use to call themselves. The word Cherokee was derived from it by European explorers. A luminescent, white freshwater pearl, suspended from the links, completes the look. The pearl evokes the Cherokee reverence for the rivers and streams that continue to cascade over the Cherokee land. The overall look of the bracelet is elegant and dressy, yet at the same time strong with a hint of ruggedness. It is sure to generate conversation.

The bracelet will fit most wrists, measuring 7 1/2 inches in length with a one inch extender. Lobster claw clasp. Other charms can be added to the bracelet with jump rings or lobster claw clasps.

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In ancient times, Cherokee men and women ornamented their bodies and hair with copper, gold, pink mussel shell, bright feathers, clay beads and freshwater pearls. Copper nuggets were traded from the upper Midwest and hammered into disks, masks, ceremonial objects and jewelry, including necklaces, earrings and ornate ear spools. Gold was dug from the Cherokee soil and panned from Cherokee rivers and made into small beads, earrings and hair ornaments. It was the “discovery” of gold on Cherokee land by non-Native settlers that led to the Georgia gold rush of 1829. Georgia’s legislature hungered for Cherokee gold and farm land which led to numerous legal maneuvers to expel or otherwise disenfranchise the Cherokees from Georgia, eventually culminating in the Trail of Tears in 1838.

This bracelet embodies that complex history. The color of a new penny, the hammered, copper links are reminiscent of the hammered copper nuggets of the ancient Cherokee. Adorned with a hand-stamped and polished copper charm, the charm is stamped with three Cherokee symbols that form the word Tsa-la-gi (pronounced Jah-lah-gee). Each symbol represents a sound. Tsa-la-gi is one of the names the Cherokees use to call themselves. The word Cherokee was derived from it by European explorers. A luminescent, white freshwater pearl, suspended from the links, completes the look. The pearl evokes the Cherokee reverence for the rivers and streams that continue to cascade over the Cherokee land. The overall look of the bracelet is elegant and dressy, yet at the same time strong with a hint of ruggedness. It is sure to generate conversation.

The bracelet will fit most wrists, measuring 7 1/2 inches in length with a one inch extender. Lobster claw clasp. Other charms can be added to the bracelet with jump rings or lobster claw clasps.

Go to https://www.CherokeeImages.com/wp to sign up for our newsletter and learn more about Cherokee mythology and culture.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Julia
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 25, 2018
Beautiful earrings. This time I will make sure I don't lose one!
Carved Mussel Shell Medallion Earrings Tsalagi Cherokee Made

Reviewed by Julia
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 13, 2018
Beautiful earrings. I was very sad when I lost one. Will have to reorder a pair.
Carved Mussel Shell Medallion Earrings Tsalagi Cherokee Made

Reviewed by Shanna Mullen
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 5, 2018
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Bracelet Charm Tsalagi Cherokee Made Jewelry

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Bracelet length: 7.5 Inches
  • Closure: Lobster claw
  • Recycled: Yes
  • Material: Copper
  • Feedback: 150 reviews
  • Favorited by: 148 people
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From Jay, Oklahoma
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