Vintage Navajo Turquoise Bracelet Sterling Silver Black Web Number 8

  • Tribe: Navajo
  • Condition: Excellent condition. No Damage.
  • Size: 1-5/8" wide; 5-5/8" inside end-to-end plus a 1" opening.
  • Artisan: RJ
  • Materials: Natural Black Web Number Eight Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: 59 Grams / over 2-1/8 Ounces
  • Hallmark: Stamped "RJ" and "STERLING" flanked by "mountain" stamps.
$429.00

Details

This vintage Native American handmade Natural Black Web Number Eight Turquoise and Sterling silver Bracelet was created by Navajo, Dine', artist RJ. The center piece of this lovely bracelet is a large (1-1/8" x 1") oval #8 turquoise stone with BLACK MATRIX A real keeper! Number 8 Turquoise jewelry is a highly prized stone and is used in all types of traditional, contemporary, and Native American jewelry. It is valued for its trademark spider-web matrix with various shades of gold, black, and brown lines that lace through its unique powder blue stone. The Number 8 Turquoise mine has long been depleted since 1961 and with limited reserves of this stone in existence, Number 8 turquoise jewelry is one of the most valuable and appreciated stones by collectors. The scalloped edges of the face end in a cluster of silver drops evoking the image of a snake swallowing its tail. Awesome! The shank is made up of two flat bars chisel cut and inlayed with a twisted silver wire and a tightly braided wire. Silver tabs drawn together and secure the shank at the terminals. 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.