Vintage Turquoise Bracelet
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Hallmark is incomplete strike of the letter P.
High quality hard, dense turquoise.
Vintage Sterling Silver
BP277 - $595
Paula says - "This heavy vintage bracelet has three large turquoise cabochons set in hand-cut serrated bezels with sterling silver rope borders. The turquoise appears to be Chinese. The hallmark appears to be an incomplete strike of the letter P with a serif. The frame is comprised of four triangular wires that provide a wide base for the stones and make the bracelet cooler to wear than a solid band. The high quality stones are hard, dense and beautiful - the workmanship impeccable. Excellent condition.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
The band of four triangular sterling silver wires allows air flow between the bracelet and the wrist making it cooler to wear than a solid band.
An avid Native American jewelry and artifact collector lived by the ocean in southern California. When he passed away, he left the fruits of his passion to his son. After a few years, his son lovingly chose a few sentimental pieces to remind him of his dad and sent the rest to us to find new homes for his dad's treasures. You will find some of his items in the Vintage Shop and some that we couldn't verify as Native American made, in the Bargain Barn. They are unique pieces wherever they landed.
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.
As its name implies, Chinese turquoise comes from China. Like mines in other parts of the world, including the USA, mines in China produce turquoise of varying quality and in a wide variety of color and matrix variations. Turquoise from China is usually stabilized (treated with clear epoxy) to harden and seal it. This makes the turquoise more durable and minimizes absorbtion of body oils and other substances that might change the color of the stone over time.
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.