We have similar Navajo and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Chris T. Age Circa: Antique Native Navajo C.
Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight: 21.1 Grams. Main Stone : Lone Mountain Turquoise. Main Stone Measurements/Color : Center Stone measures 20 mm long by 11 mm wide; Side stones measure 13 mm long by 9 mm wide, Teal blue-green with swirling matrix.
Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Oval Cabochon Cut. Inner Circumference, not including the cuff gap: 5.75.Cuff Gap adds an additional: 0.50. Total wearable length and inner circumference: 6.25. Bracelet Width: The top of the bracelet measures 0.80 north to south. The large wrist gap measures 2.10 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. This gorgeous bracelet features a gorgeous natural lone mountain turquoise stones from the Lone Mountain Mine in Nevada.
The stones show off a beautiful blue-green teal hue with swirling matrix. The stone is held in place using a bezel setting. Applied granulated beads on the center of the main stone. This band includes hand hammered stampings including feathers, thunderbirds, and arrows.
This bracelet is made of old time tested coin silver. 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. 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. Native American coin jewelry was originally worn by Native Americans on the reservation as a status symbol. Due to its unique appearance, coin jewelry became wildly popular at trading posts, and 90% silver coins were used by Native American jewelers for most of the twenty-first century, through the end of the 1960s.
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.
The story and nuances behind the Native American thunderbird symbol varies from tribe to tribe, but almost universally it represents concepts such as power, transformation, divine dominion, and the unbeatable spirit. Some tribes viewed the thunderbird as an omen of war, and believed it could foretell victory. Other tribes viewed the thunderbird as a divine nature spirit, whose eyes were made from the sun, and who, upon waking each morning, brought the new day. When angered, the thunderbirds wings created thunder, and lightning flared from its eyes, creating terrifying storms.
The thunderbird was considered to be creator, destroyer, and controller of nature, and was to be honored and revered. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Coin Silver Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 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.