Authentic Vintage 3-stone Turquoise Ingot Bracelet
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Three turquoise cabochons set in a smooth bezels on a hand-forged band.
and edges of band show texture that is characteristic of items hand forged from
BP262 - $250 plus
Paula says - "Three turquoise cabochons set in smooth bezels on a band that was hand forged around the 1930s from solid silver ingot. Read about ingots.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
Traditional hand stamping on band.
- Early Native American jewelry (pre-1930ís) was hand forged from hand made ingots.
An ingot is a simply a bar or block of metal. The blocks can be any shape but
are traditionally rectangles.
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.