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Navajo Sterling and Royston Turquoise Bracelet Artist Signed
This beautiful Royston turquoise cuff bracelet is artist signed and is also stamped sterling. The artist is Harold Becenti, a silversmith from Little Water, New Mexico, and whose family are well known Navajo silversmiths. He is well known for following traditional Navajo work which was very heavy. This piece is a Maine estate item and weighs 87.3 grams on my jewelry scale! The lovely Royston turquoise stone measures 1" by 7/8" and is fully bezel set in the old Navajo way of the 1930's, though this piece does not date from that era. What I like about fully bezel set stones is the fact that because they are flush, they do not damage easily as they do not project high above the bracelet itself. The bracelet is simple in style keeping with traditional Navajo designs and is supported by two wire bands as well as two straight bands, all needed in support of a 87.3 gram bracelet! There is also feather stamping along the silver pieces around the stone, again much more in a traditional Navajo style. The bracelet's measurements are as follows:
Gap: 1 and 3/8" Interior taped: 5 and 1/2" Total wearable wrist size: 6 and 7/8" Weight: 87.3 grams
My wrist is 6 and 1/4" and it is very comfortable on my wrist as I like looser bracelets to hang a little below my wrist bone as shown in the last photo. It is easy on and off yet does not slip off my wrist . There is plenty of room for a larger wrist, but because of its weight, the bracelet can not bend to be made smaller or larger.
It is a stunning bracelet in the old Navajo style, set with a gorgeous Royston stone, a great piece to add to your Native American silver jewelry collection.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver/green, Size: See description for sizes
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