This came by way through a lady who came into my Santa Fe store who is a friend of the owner of this cuff. The original owner bought this at "Palms Trading" in ABQ. In the early 70's & back when they had different buyers, owners & stocked the best in Native American jewelry at that time. It has been safely kept in her possession for all these years! Zuni Pueblo jewelry has always been one of my favorite tribes when it comes to time consuming cluster work & picturesque inlaid jewelry..Their's takes lots of skill, delicate hands, good dexterity, eye sight & a ton of patience to do what they do! This is made by veteran artisanS. Wallace back in the day when she was hand signing her pieces in script with a dremal rather than her stamp that she now uses. The workmanship is truly something to be appreciated when you figure that each diamond cut has to be precisely cut at the same size, to fit in the sterling that they are inlaid into! Each of these are cut by hand.. THIS is the beauty of Zuni work, is that they cut each & every one of their stones just like their ancestors before them. The shimmer from the shell that you will get with this is literally over the top is luster! You look at it one way & colors appear, then you turn it another & you will see lime greens, lavenders, pinks & yellow.
She designed it to come to almost like a point at the terminals & then where it narrows she cut the shell to fit that area, as well! Would make a wonderful gift!!! MADE & DESIGNED BY: S. WEIGHT: 1.71 OUNCES (48.5 Grams).
WIDTH: 1-1/2"Center-Narrows to 1/4" at Terminals. (For a medium size woman's wristTotal wrist size 6-1/2"Read at bottom on "Cuff Fitting). THEME: Zuni Pueblo Shell Inlay Cuff.
Unless the cuff is defective(Which it isn't) there is now a 3% charge that will be taken out from the total price you paid if there's a return.. This applies to buyers remorse, too big, too small, too heavy, don't like it, doesn't fit, etc.. This is one good reason why you should go over measurements, read all the detail I provided you & know your wrist size before purchasing. Please ask any questions/concerns you may have beforehand. I photographed this with 3 different colored backdrops, so please go through to see any variation in color.
To give you close up pictures, items can tend to look much more larger & much more more magnified than in actuality. So to get an accurate idea of how big this is, please either check it out being worn to get a rough idea (photos) or you can pull out a tape measure & compare to my given measurements. HOW TO FIT A CUFF.
You can "You Tube" this by putting something like, "How to Fit a Cuff". Cuffs fit different than any other type bracelet & it is important they fit right! The best way to get a good fit is to measure a cuff bracelet you already have that fits you well. The total inside circumference is the inside circumference of the bracelet from end to end plus the gap (the distance between the ends)If you don't have a cuff bracelet, then measure your wrist where you want to wear the bracelet.Cut a strip of paper approximately 8 long and as wide as the bracelet you would like to wear. Wrap the paper around your wrist where you would wear the bracelet.
You might secure the paper with a piece of tape to get a better feel of the fit. Remove the paper and measure from the end to the mark for the circumference of your wrist. EXAMPLE: If the inside Circumference end to end is 5" and the Gap is 1", the total inside Circumference would be 6" and would be suitable for a wrist approximately 5 3/4" to 6 1/4 depending on how tight or loose you like to wear your bracelets.. Remember the interior does not change, but the gap can be adjusted, either by yourself or your jeweler, depending on how heavy the gauge is. IMPORTANT ABOUT FITTING A CUFF.The thickness of the fleshy part (above your wrist) is equally as important as to whether a cuff fits properly & even though the cuff could fit your wrist, if the gap is too small or too large, can make a HUGE difference in the cuff fitting, so the gap is equally as imporatant as the interior measurement! A cuff should not'roll' around on your wrist(Too loose), nor should you see flesh hanging over the edge(Too tight) Always put the cuff on ABOVE the wrist bone where it is fleshy, (NOT on the wrist)then bring it down to wrist. And NEVER "squeeze" to tighten!! Go easy, if the gauge is lighter..
Reverse the method to take it off. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "platadesantafejewelry" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.