Vintage Navajo Bracelet Kirk Smith Natural Turquoise Cluster Sterling Silver

$2,200.00
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  • Tribe: Navajo
  • Condition: Excellent condition with appropriate wear. No damage to turquoise or silver.
  • Size: 1-7/8” wide 5-3/8” end to end plus 1-1/4” opening
  • Artisan: Kirk Smith
  • Materials: Natural Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: 111 Grams / over 3-7/8 Ounces
  • Hallmark: Stamped "K S" and "Sterling"

This beautiful vintage Native American handmade natural turquoise and Sterling silver bracelet created by Navajo, Dine', artist Kirk Smith. Smith hand cut, shaped and polished Thirty-Four matched round snake-eye, two larger, and one large oval turquoise stones. These are arranged into three flower head clusters decorating a shank formed from five thick triangular wires soldered together at the terminals. SIMPLE, ELEGANT, OUTSTANDING! Make this bracelet a part of your fine collection of Native American jewelry. KIRK SMITH (Navajo / Dine’; 1957 – 2012.) One of the most skilled practitioners of the Classic Navajo Revivalist style, Smith was known for his skilled stamp work and for including only the highest quality stone sets. He often collaborated with his wife, Gloria Begay Smith. He was known for creating bracelets, rings, boxes, and, most famously, concho belts. He was taught by his grandfather, Harry Morgan.