Authentic Native American Indian Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bracelet
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Wilbur Musket Jr. - Navajo
- $595 plus s/h
Paula says - "An exceptional 7-Stone Sleeping Beauty turquoise stone bracelet. It is a very substantial bracelet without being heavy. The stones have dark matrix and graduate in size from the ends to the largest center stone.The workmanship of Navajo artist Wilbur Musket Jr. is very fine indeed."
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.