This is a vintage, sterling silver, handcrafted Native American cuff. The sterling bracelet is set inlay of white mother of pearl and turquoise. The turquoise is a stunning deep shade. This is a bit more unusual as in-between the inlays is a deeper channel that has been darkened. It makes the inlaid piece pop even more. This is a very thick silver. It is done in a hard-to-find smaller wrist size so please check the measurements.
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina
Measurements: 0.50” or 12.65 mm wide at front center, 4 1/2” inside measurement, 1 1/2” opening, not adjustable
Weight: 30.5 grams
Please examine photos for details. Much more beautiful in real life
I lightly polish my vintage silver as some people like the aged patina. If you want me to polish it before shipping, just let me know! I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
Properties: Sea shells are all part of a living ecosystem. They consists of calcium carbonate and grow in the ocean. Abalone shell has the colors of the sea from green, blues and purples. They are soft to the touch from tumbling in the sand and water. They have a ripple pattern to them which reminds me of the waves lapping onto the sand.
History: It has been used for centuries in jewelry. Native American Apache tradition dictates that and abalone shell disc is worn on the forehead of girls on the morning of their initiation into womanhood.
Healing Properties: Many believe that abalone helps you connect with the sea, family and motherhood. It brings a sense of peace, comfort, love, etc. It is thought to aide in strengthening the structure of the body, heart chakra, immune system, aid digestion and help with arthritis and/or other joint disorders.