A wonderful vintage Native American pawn sterling bracelet.
The bracelet is made from heavy sterling with turquoise chips inlaid with epoxy resin* in a grid pattern across the front.
Solid silver beads are soldered on both sides at the grid lines.
The turquoise has many different shades from blue to green, the chips create a beautiful mosaic of colors.
Very well made and in excellent condition, no damage and minimal wear.
The bracelet is is 5/8" wide, the inside circumference is 6.5" including the 1" gap.
Total weight is a hefty 41.6 grams.
Unmarked, the bracelet tested sterling with acid.
A great example of vintage Native American inlaid turquoise chip jewelry c1960s.
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I offer layaway on all items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased on layaway are eligible for exchange only.
*Chips or fragments are mixed with epoxy to form hard cakes or blocks that are cut into stones. Navajo jeweler Thomas Singer became famous in the 60's for inventing the use of turquoise chips and coral chips in silver work. This method of design is referred to as "chip inlay."