This classic vintage Native American-inspired cuff is made of brilliant sterling silver and set with gorgeous red coral and turquoise.
This beauty really shines brilliantly. It features a traditional, elegant design with an oblong Royston turquoise set in the center and surrounded by a border of small, round coral cabochons.
Royston turquoise has been a favorite among American silversmiths since the late 1950's when the Otteson family began mining it in Tonapah, Nevada.
It's characterized by a vibrant blue-green color with a non-webbed light brown matrix. The piece at the center of this bracelet is a beautiful example.
Coral is another highly valued gemstone amongst the Native American artisan community.
It grew in popularity (particularly among the Hopis and Zunis) during the late 19th-century.
Two long oblong coral cabochons are set on both sides of the smaller coral border in the center.
They are each surrounded by a "twisted rope" border and accented with a tribal fan-shape.
Two domed sterling bars curve around the middle of the bracelet and both sides and culminate near the end with tiny stylized conical florals.
The center is comprised of three parallel bars.
There are two stamped marks on the interior of the cuff that read "MC" and "Sterling".
The piece has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the silver.
With only one or two minuscule surface scratches on the interior, this dazzling cuff remains in outstanding vintage condition.
It's a beautiful example of the style, and is sure to be a new favorite in your collection.
Measurements: Interior circumference: 6 ¾", Opening is 1 ½" wide, Cuff is 2 5/8" long (side to side), 1 1/8" wide at face, Cuff rises approx. ¼" from wrist at top Weight: 26 grams (0.92 oz)