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Fully stamped band.
Split shank provides a area to attach the base and large stone.
BP252 - $495 plus
Paula says - "A split shank bracelet is made by splitting the center portion of a solid metal strip (shank) with a saw, chisel or other tool to open it and make it wider. This makes a larger area to attach decorative elements and also makes the bracelet cooler to wear. On this bracelet the split shank is covered by the base for the stone and the side buttons. Read more . . .
"This beautiful stone is likely either jasper or petrified wood. Read more . . . The white ovals in the photos are reflections from photo lights.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
White ovals are reflections from photo lights.
vintage Native American jewelry features beautiful “stones” that almost seem to
show a scene or tell a story.
Split Shank, Pretty Girl, and Wire Bracelets
three of these types of bracelets – split shank, pretty girl, and wire bracelets,
are traditional Navajo and Zuni bracelet forms and all are open and airy making
for comfortable summer wearing. The open spaces allow for ventilation, thus making
the bracelets more comfortable to wear in hot and humid weather.
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.