Here is a genuine piece of tradition: an extra-wide cuff, delicately hand stamped, with a huge, natural, hand-cut turquoise in the center.
This wonderful, vintage piece is unmarked, and we don’t have a clue who the jeweler might be, except it was most likely a Navajo silversmith.
Its age is also undetermined; could be anywhere from the 1950s to the 1980s. Maybe, even earlier.
With a first-quality, hand-cut and polished turquoise of this size, the silver cuff had to be just as impressively large.
The larger wrist size suggests it was made to be a family piece.
Traditionally, jewelry was a family treasure, to be used by whoever needed it, at any time.
That is, made to be worn by anyone, male or female, who had an occasion to impress: going to town, to a ceremony, to an art show, graduation, whatever.
There is no denying the beautiful impact of this bracelet. The stone is from the southwestern United States and a lovely soft turquoise hue with toast-colored matrix and a hint of webbing.
The silver is a nice sturdy gauge, but not too heavy.
Dainty hand stamp work consists of rows of scalloped curves, that emphasizes the width of the silver without distracting from the stone.
The pattern is delicate and pretty; a nice contrast to the size of the cuff and the turquoise.
Lovely old piece, with a fabulous stone, at a lovely old price!