Vintage jewelry lays the groundwork for modern jewelry. And in the case of this older bracelet, seems to fill the gap between early Zuni jewelry and those that came later. The clusters of turquoise are typical of the Zuni silverworkers. But the shank tells the real story, parallel hand drawn wires joined at the terminals by a bar, typical of 1930-40’s Native jewelry. That this bracelet is Zuni is conjecture because it was early enough to begin the patterns known since. It would seemingly come well before the Navajo started copying the cluster work of the Zuni. And the quality of the lapidary suggests Zuni origin, so we have listed it as such. A real historical treasure!
Shank measures around 5 1/2″ with a one inch gap, for a medium-large fit, can be carefully reshaped between turquoise settings. Also, shank can be shortened or lengthened as needed.
Very nice PATINA from its many years. Good condition, especially for age.
Natural Arizona turquoise, rich blue hue. Handmade bezels. COLLECTOR ALERT!
On sale until our Summer Blowout ends . . . don’t take a chance that someone else might get it!
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