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Paula says - "If you like big old turquoise nuggets then this is a bracelet for you. They are chunky and the matrix is a cross between chocolate and merlot. It does not test as sterling silver but it certainly is made in the Navajo style and it's quite old. Enjoy!
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
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.