Offered for sale: Wonderful Morenci turquoise mounted in a bracelet with elaborate and detailed silver work.
This is a stunning bracelet. The top including the tops of the shoulders measures 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. The bracelet weights 115 grams. The Morenci turquoise measures 1 3/4 inches by 1 1/2 inches and has a slightly irregular oval shape. The turquoise is a wonderful medium blue with a touch of green (aqua) with black matrix with iron pyrite that gleams like silver in the light.
The Morenci turquoise sits in an elaborate Sterling Silver shadowbox setting. Surrounding the turquoise is Sterling Silver twisted wire decoration. Outlining the edge of the shadowbox setting is a ridge of silver with notched decoration. The outer edge of the bracelet has scallops and medium silver beads as decoration.
The bracelet is a 4 wire cuff with the shadowbox setting with the turquoise being supported by all 4 wires. The shoulders of the bracelet which face the turquoise are scalloped with a short distance between the start of the shoulders and the center shadowbox setting. The shoulders have engraved decoration and are large enough to anchor the 4 wires together securely. The bracelet narrows to 1/2 an inch at the ends.
There are no marks but the metal tests as Sterling. The inside of the bracelet measures 6 inches without the opening. The opening measures 1 inch. My wrist measures 6 1/2 inches. The bracelet does slide up and down my arm but the opening is small enough that the bracelet is in no danger of coming off.