This is a simple yet beautiful Native American silver and turquoise bracelet. There are five turquoise stones in a saw tooth bezel setting that stretch across the bracelet. In between each stone are two silver "globules" or silver balls. On each end of the bracelet are three of these silver globules. The stones and settings rest on two flat wires. The lack of decorative markings and the raw design of the bracelet highly suggest that this is an old piece. There are no markings or signatures which is consistent with this having age to it. The stones are a lovely rich color and the bracelet did test as sterling using an acid test. The beauty in this piece is the simplicity and rawness that it exudes which is what Native Americans made and wore themselves before the idea of making pieces for tourist. The opening of the bracelet measures 2.25" wide and 1.75" tall. The opening is not very large and will best fit a woman with small to medium wrists. However it would be a great addition to anyone's collection. It weighs 35 grams. The bracelet is in very good condition. The middle stone is soldered on one side to the wire, however is not on the other side. We are not sure if it once was soldered on both sides and then separated or if it was made this way. Either way, it is barely noticeable and does not take away from the essence of the bracelet. We are not certain if the stones have been stabilized or not. We did not polish it as we prefer to leave this decision up to the buyer. This bracelet came from the collection of a Native American enthusiast and avid collector. Many pieces such as this remained in the collector's hands for decades.
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