Authentic Native American Indian Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bracelet
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NBT430 - $695 SOLD
Paula says -
"13 exceptional Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones masterfully set in smooth bezels in a single row with feathered and scallop stamped edges, raindrops, rope braid. Easy to get on and off. Very thick stock - note weight.
"Crafted by Navajo artist Tommy Moore who is noted for his bold pieces of great quality and traditional style."
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America located in Gila County, Arizona near the town of Globe. This turquoise is prized for its uniform blue color with little or no matrix that allows the stones to be easily matched and cut. It is the favorite stone of Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint and inlay jewelry. Only 4% of the turquoise taken from the mine is left natural. Most is is enhanced or stabilized and sold to large distributors in the USA and Europe.