This beautiful turquoise and sterling bracelet was made in 1975 at the foot of Pikes Peak in the little mountain town of Cascade. The artists were not American Indian but a group of artist that made a contemporary line of turquoise jewelry.
In the 1970's my husband and I owned a shop in Manitou Springs, Colorado where we sold both American Indian jewelry and also this contemporary line. This bracelet was purchased by my husband sister who has kept it for all these years. However over the years her wrist has outgrown the bracelet; thus she has decided to sell it.
This lovely piece has 15 cut and rolled pieces of turquoise, accented with two pieces of onyx and two pieces of stag horn or antler. The stones are set in a solid piece of sterling silver and is etched in script, on the back, "Snow Horse" which was the name for this group of artist.
The bracelet is made for a small wrist. It measures 4 1/2" on the inside and has a 1 1/4" opening.