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Here is a silver and old rare Bisbee mine cuff bracelet. Made in the studio of Jim Saunders .Jim is an old veteran silver smith from the 1970 turquoise jewelry boom in Albuquerque.He builds all his jewelry using his knowledge of 40 years making jewelry and his 40 year on going collection of old metal tools. He loves old anvils and old stamps and old hammers.Retooling and reshapping them for his unique use and style.
This piece is hand made in Jims studio from silver sheet and wire and ingot silver, Jim forms and forges by hand to get into the shape you see. Being as each piece is totally hand made and formed..they are not perfect as machine made is, each has its own unique charecter. Jim also cuts his own stones from rough attained all over the world as well as stone from his vey own mines.
The Bisbee mine is an old shut downcopper mine from decades ago. This is highly sought after collector turquoise from my stash of 40 years. This material has not been available in decades and is very sought after and hard to find and of course very pricey when found. Bisbee was well known for its bright blue labeled..".Bisbee blue " and its very unique smokey darker lavender color that would invade the stone, producing a lavender smokey look. This was the only American mine that had this unique look.
Size......................................................................... 5 3/4 inches long,
Gap......................................................................... 1 1/4 inch
Setting size............................................................. is over 1 1/4 inch long x 1 inch wide.
stone ........................................................................ 16 cts of old Natural Bisbee turquoise. The stone alone is worth over $ 750 at todays prices.

Hallmark....................................................................JS sterling

Turquoise cuff bracelet Bisbee mine top grade,JS-br-012

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver, turquoise
  • Feedback: 92 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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