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3-Wire Natural Turquoise Bracelet
HK Item #BP254

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Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo 3-Wire Turquoise Bracelet

Natural turquoise cabochon is 1" x 3/4" and set in a smooth bezel.

Vintage , Pre-owned, excellent, stone firmly set with no cracks, chips, or scratches; band is smooth and symmetrical; see photos for patina
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6" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1 1/2" tall at the front, 1/4" at the ends
41 grams

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo 3-Wire Turquoise Bracelet

3-wire style provides a wide area to attach the base and large stone.

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Paula says - "This vintage bracelet has a natural and untreated turquoise stone set in a smooth bezel. Excellent condition.

"Rarely is Native American jewelry made using unreated stones. Most turquoise is treated in some way, if only to protect it from color change or crumbling. The more subtle methods of treatment are undetectable, the stones look very natural, but will last much longer, holding their color and being more durable. This bracelet, made with a natural untreated stone, is in amazingly great shape. That means it is high grade turquoise, that is hard and dense, not porous."

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo 3-Wire Turquoise Bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo 3-Wire Turquoise Bracelet

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewelry, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
An item that has been used.


Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

Split Shank, Pretty Girl, and Wire Bracelets

All 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.
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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.

Our Rescue Mission
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

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.

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