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The Total Inside Circumference (total measurement around the inside) is also the approximate wrist size. This measurement includes the gap. The gap is the distance between the ends.
Sterlling Silver Overlay
Paula says -
"Hopi sterling silver overlay bracelets are becoming a lost art. Each of these narrow bracelets has a striking pattern and exquisite workmanship. They all can be easily opened or closed about 1/4" to custom fit a wrist. They are so elegant and light and comfortable that any one of them could become your everyday favorite!!"
What is Overlay?
Overlay pieces are made of two layers. The bottom layer is a solid sterling silver piece. The top layer has a cutout design. The cutout is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, that is heated so that they become one.
The bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and etch the background (texturize it) with hashmarks.