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Sterling Silver 3-Wire Bracelet
BP250 - $295 plus
Paula says - "The band of this 3-wire bracelet is made by forming three separate carinated wires (called "triangle wires" by the silversmiths) and joining the ends (carinated means being shaped like a ridge, such as the keel or prow of a ship). This makes a wide base to attach decorative elements and also makes the bracelet cooler to wear. Read more . . .
"This dark stone is likely either jasper or petrified wood. Read more . . .
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
The stone is tight in a handmade smooth bezel and has no cracks or chips. There are sterling silver raindrop wing-shaped accents and all of the wires are stamped.
vintage Native American jewelry features beautiful “stones” that almost seem to
show a scene or tell a story.
Split Shank, Pretty Girl, and Wire Bracelets
three of these types of bracelets – split shank, pretty girl, and wire bracelets,
are traditional Navajo and Zuni bracelet forms and all are open and airy making
for comfortable summer wearing. The open spaces allow for ventilation, thus making
the bracelets more comfortable to wear in hot and humid weather.
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.
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.