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A magnificent Native American handwrought cluster bracelet cuff of sterling silver and turquoise is offered here. It has classic perfect tight inlays created with beautiful deep blue and green stones set in sawtoothed bezels...there is a central satellite row of teardrop stones surrounding a perfect oval stone (a little greater than 3/4" top to bottom x < 1/2" wide) with drop beads of silver defining each stone...these are set on an oxidized field of silver...there are skirts spreading from the central medallion with silver rope and bead work around ten more stones on each skirt: five that are teardrop and five that are oval ( all are approximately 9-10 mm top to bottom and 6 mm wide )...the three silver back supports end in 1/2" cap terminals. I will not say this is Navajo or this is Zuni. The Navajo usually work with lots of silver and the Zuni less...the Navajo love their big chunks of turquoise, the Zuni love tight inlays...BUT...they have taught each other a great deal and this could go either way...this represents the most beautiful of smithing from an area that can take great smithing for granted.
There is one minuscule crack in one stone on a skirt, otherwise the stones are clear of all blemish except for the natural matrices...that stone is tight and well preserved. This piece weighs 64 grams. There are 35 stones. With a soft tape measure the inner circumference of the cuff is 5 3/4" with a 1 1/8" opening and the outer circumference is 7"...the central medallion is 1 3/4" from top to bottom and 1 5/8" wide...each skirt is 1 3/4" top to taper and 1 1/2" across the top. The cuff tapers to 1/2" at the ends. The back was signed on the skirt: FEB 17...49 and again on the central panel 2.17.49...also, a series of four symbols ( <, an upside down L, "E", and a triangle)...also the name of the smith MAY BE: HANABAH, the last name is assuredly ASHLEY. It weighs 2.3 ounces or 63 grams.

This bracelet is a collector's piece or for a medium to large wrist...you can NOT bend it without ruin.

This was left as a gift for me:
" Hi:
I'm a Navajo and I thought that I'd let you know that this is a Dine' (Navajo) Bracelet, without a doubt! Ashley is a Navajo name and "Hanabah" is a woman's name. Our woman's name's always end is "BAH" for war. It is a really nice piece.
Dezbah "

Old Pawn Native American sterling silver and turquoise cluster cuff bracelet


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: turquoise, 925 sterling silver
  • Only ships within United States.
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