Navajo Sterling Silver Sandcast Bracelet

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Harrison Bitsui - Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver
Sandcast Blue Ridge Turquoise Bracelet
HK Item #NBT482

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Native American Navajo sandcast Sterling Silver Blue Ridge turquoise bracelet

Materials
Blue Ridge turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Size

6" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. This measurement includes the gap.

The gap is the distance between the ends. On this bracelet, the gap is 1" and that is part of the 6" total inside circumference.

1 3/4" tall at the front

Weight
50 grams
Hallmarks
H. Bit's
Sterling
Artist
Harrison Bitsui, Navajo

Native American Navajo sandcast Sterling Silver Blue Ridge turquoise bracelet

Bracelet measurements

The Total Inside Circumference (total measurement around the inside) is also the approximate wrist size. This measurement includes the gap. The gap is the distance between the ends.

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Harrison Bitsui - Navajo
Sterling Silver and Blue Ridge Turquoise
Sandcast Bracelet (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
NBT482
$375 plus s/h

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Paula says - "The flying saucers in the first photo are reflections of the lights in my photo box - eek ! Beautiful silver work with a Blue Ridge turquoise cabochon set in a smooth bezel. A stunning bracelet that is very comfortable to wear, especially in hot climates, as the ventilation of the open bracelet design allows air to cool the wrist."

Native American Navajo sandcast Sterling Silver Blue Ridge turquoise bracelet

Native American Navajo sandcast Sterling Silver Blue Ridge turquoise bracelet

Questions or more details.

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Blue Ridge turquoise comes from a mine in northern Nevada. The mine is also called the Orvil Jack Mine after the miner who discovered and developed it.

Cabochon. A cabochon is a gemstone that has been smoothly shaped and polished as opposed to being cut with flat facets. This usually results in a stone with a rounded convex top and flat bottom. Opaque gems, such as turquoise are often cut as cabochons, while transparent stones such as diamonds are facetted.

 

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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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