Navajo Sandcast Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet

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Francis Begay - Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver
Sandcast Turquoise Bracelet
HK Item #NBT446

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Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver sandcast bracelet

Materials
Turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Size
5 3/4" total inside circumference including gap;
7/8" gap between ends;
1" tall at front
Weight
15 grams
Hallmarks
Sterling
FL Begay
Artist
Francis L. Begay, Navajo

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver sandcast bracelet

Francis Begay - Navajo
Sterling Silver
Sandcast Turquoise Bracelet

NBT446

$76 plus s/h


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Paula says -

"This is a traditional design yet it feels medieval, or like in the time of Lord of the Rings.

"The cutout design makes for a dramatic statement and adds to comfort."

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver sandcast bracelet

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What does Sand Cast mean?

Sand cast items are Indian Hand Made items using a procedure developed by the Navajo silversmiths in the mid 1800s. It is a labor-intensive process that involves many steps.

Using Tufa Stone, a porous rock from volcanic ash, or Sandstone, a harder stone, the artist carves the design of the item being cast. Another flat stone is placed against the carved half of the mold. The halves are fastened together and a sprue hole is carved into one end. Molten silver is poured into the mold using the sprue hole. Once the silver cools, the item is taken out and finished. Bracelets are poured flat and then shaped.

Due to the porous nature of Tufa or Sand Stone, sandcast items will have character marks and imperfections such as small pits. That is the nature of Sand Casting and Indian Hand Made.


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