Authentic Vintage 3-Wire Bracelet
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Natural turquoise cabochon is 1" x 3/4" and set in a smooth bezel.
3-wire style provides a wide area to attach the base and large stone.
Vintage - Sterling
BP254 - $295 plus
Paula says - "This vintage bracelet has a natural and untreated turquoise stone set in a smooth bezel. Excellent condition.
"Rarely is Native American jewelry made using unreated stones. Most turquoise is treated in some way, if only to protect it from color change or crumbling. The more subtle methods of treatment are undetectable, the stones look very natural, but will last much longer, holding their color and being more durable. This bracelet, made with a natural untreated stone, is in amazingly great shape. That means it is high grade turquoise, that is hard and dense, not porous."
TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.
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.