Vintage Navajo Turquoise Bracelet Calvin Martinez Sterling Silver

  • Tribe: Navajo
  • Condition: Excellent condition with no damage to turquoise or silver.
  • Size: 1-5/8" wide; 5-1/2" end to end plus a 1-1/8" opening.
  • Artisan: Calvin Martinez
  • Materials: 36 Green Turquoise Stones and Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: 146 Grams / over 5-1/8 Ounces
  • Hallmark: "C.MTZ" in an arrowhead and "Sterling" twice
$1,199.00

Details

Check out this brilliant example of Navajo, Dine', artist Calvin Martinez' work. THIRTY-SIX hand cut, shaped, and polished matching turquoise stones decorate the traditional Navajo shank of this bracelet. Three heavy hand stamped silver bars are lined top and bottom by TWENTY-EIGHT silver drops. An additional NINETY-NINE silver drops decorate and act as spacers adding balance to the lovely turquoise. His hand-cut bezels frame the extraordinary turquoise stones. WOW! Do not miss out on your chance to own a bracelet of this quality. CALVIN MARTINEZ (NAVAJO / DINE'; 1960 --.) creates his jewelry in the pure, traditional style of the first Navajo silversmiths. His uncomplicated, substantial pieces, featuring the best gem-grade turquoise, speak eloquently of the very nature of the Navajo: unassuming people with strong convictions about their place within the balance of nature. Martinez brings this attitude of quiet strength to each of his creations. With only heavy-gauge silver, skillful hands, and an eye for balance, he infuses each piece with the power of simplicity. We purchased this wonderful bracelet along with 40 additional pieces (see image below) from an important California private collection. We will be listing them as soon as possible on auction or as a buy it now so keep checking back. This week we have 3 additional pieces from this collection also on auction.