Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Sandcast Turquoise Bracelet
HK Item #BP273

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Vintage Sterling Silver Sandcast Turquoise bracelet

Size
6 1/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1 7/8" tall at the front, 1 1/4" at ends
Weight
86 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
Hallmark
none
Artist
unknown
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stone is firmly set and intact with cracks and pits in keeping with a natural stone of this vintage that has a large amount of mother rock; dark patina; smooth symmetric shape.

Vintage Sterling Silver Sandcast Turquoise bracelet

Vintage Sterling Silver Sandcast Turquoise bracelet

 

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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Paula says - "This vintage bracelet has a very thick natural stone set in a smooth bezel, not a thin turquoise veneer like is common today. And the dark sterling silver patina is well-earned over decades, not chemically applied.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Vintage Sterling Silver Sandcast Turquoise bracelet

Vintage Sterling Silver Sandcast Turquoise bracelet

Vintage Sterling Silver Sandcast Turquoise bracelet

This is a very thick piece of turquoise, as you can see the back of the stone from the inside of the 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 Tuff Stone, a porous rock from volcanic ash, Tufa Stone, a porous limestone that forms near hot springs, 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 Tuff 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.

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.
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.
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.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

 

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