From the oldest known turquoise mine in North America, a magnificent Cerrillos turquoise stone became the centerpiece of this circa 1940s Navajo cuff bracelet. Formed at the base of a volcano, this mine has produced over seventy-five different shades of turquoise including this lovely deep green.
Set between two applied sunrises, a Cerrillos cabochon is beautifully framed by what appears to be a continuous line of looping sterling. The remainder of the bracelet shank displays an interesting hand stamped sterling surface.
Unsigned, tested sterling, front width 1-1/2", 1" opening, approximately 6-1/2" circumference. Circa 1940s. Excellent condition.