Vintage Zuni Turquoise Sterling Silver Inlay Bracelet LRG MENS

  • Tribe: Zuni
  • Condition: Excellent vintage condition with appropriate wear. No damage to silver with hardly visible hairlinel cracks in two of the thirty-six stones.
  • Size: 1-1/4" wide; 6-1/8" inside end to end plus a 1-1/8" opening
  • Artisan: Zuni Master Craftsman
  • Materials: Natural Blue Gem Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: 96 Grams / over 3-3/8 Ounces
  • Hallmark: Unmarked as is common for pieces of this vintage
$675.00

Details

This lovely Native American handmade natural turquoise and Sterling silver channel inlay bracelet was created by a Zuni master craftsman. This Zuni lapidary (stone worker) painstakingly hand cut, shaped and polished THIRTY-SIX individual pieces of turquoise to make three rows on the face of this HEAVY and SOLID beautiful cuff. Perfectly channel set you just can't help running your finger across the smooth surface formed by the inlay (a sign of a skilled inlayer). The thin silver channeling demonstrates great skill as the artist did not need to use lots of filler between the stones. Imagine the concentration of time and effort taken by the artist. HOW DID THEY DO IT? It is beyond my comprehension. Rarely can you find Zuni inlay bracelet of this type in a Man's size so don't let this one go!