We believe this piece was created circa 1940's or perhaps earlier. This handsome bracelet was skillfully crafted in the traditional old NAVAJO technique with attention to detail and is in very good vintage condition (please see ALL photos for an accurate detailed depiction). The beautiful, subtle desert hue petrified wood stone is in very good vintage condition with no chips or cracks. The color is mostly pale to charcoal gray with some white and burnt orange accents.
The gem quality stone is firmly and securely set in a smooth silver bezel surrounded by silver rope and wire work on a blackened ground. 1 1/4" long x 11/16" wide.
Overall, the three (3) split band bracelet measures approx. 1 1/2" tapering to 1/2" wide. The plaque is approx 1 1/2" long x 1 1/8" wide. The interior circumference of the cuff is approx. 6 5/8" TOTAL including 1 3/16" opening.The cuff has a bit of flexibility for careful adjusting and weighs a hefty 30.0 grams. This traditional, well crafted vintage NAVAJO. 925 Sterling Silver and Southwest Petrified Agatized Wood cuff bracelet created by a skilled Navajo artisan would make an outstanding addition to any Twentieth Century Native American Silver and Stone Jewelry, Southwest American Petrified Wood or Historic Cultural Arts and Crafts collection.
We have been involved in the design and creation of contemporary jewelry at the undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1967. In 1975 we opened a gallery of hand wrought fine art contemporary jewels and have since handled thousands of unique, one of a kind and limited edition pieces crafted predominantly by American artisans with a special emphasis on Native American Art. Will be determined upon request. We believe our photos and description to be an accurate testament.
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