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Harrison Bitsui - Navajo Sandcast Sterling Silver
Morenci Turquoise Bracelet
HK Item #BP371

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Authentic Native American sandcast sterling silver and Morenci Turquoise bracelet 6 3/4 by Navajo Harrison Bitsui

Condition
Pre-owned, excellent, like new; stone intact with no cracks, scratches or chips; smooth symmetric shape; even bright patina.
Size
6 3/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1 1/4" tall at front, 1/4" at ends
Weight
41 grams
Materials
Morenci turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
stamped: Sterling   H. Bit's
Artist
Harrison Bitsui, Navajo

Authentic Native American sandcast sterling silver and Morenci Turquoise bracelet 6 3/4 by Navajo Harrison Bitsui

Authentic Native American sandcast sterling silver and Morenci Turquoise bracelet 6 3/4 by Navajo Harrison Bitsui

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Sandcast Sterling Silver
Morenci Turquoise Bracelet

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Paula says -"The open design of this bracelet makes it cool and comfortable to wear."

Authentic Native American sandcast sterling silver and Morenci Turquoise bracelet 6 3/4 by Navajo Harrison Bitsui

Authentic Native American sandcast sterling silver and Morenci Turquoise bracelet 6 3/4 by Navajo Harrison Bitsui

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What does Sand Cast mean?

Sand cast items are Indian Hand Made items using a procedure developed by the Navajo silversmiths in the mid 1800s. It is a labor-intensive process that involves many steps.

Using Tufa Stone, a porous rock from volcanic ash, or Sandstone, a harder stone, the artist carves the design of the item being cast. Another flat stone is placed against the carved half of the mold. The halves are fastened together and a sprue hole is carved into one end. Molten silver is poured into the mold using the sprue hole. Once the silver cools, the item is taken out and finished. Bracelets are poured flat and then shaped.

Due to the porous nature of Tufa or Sand Stone, sandcast items will have character marks and imperfections such as small pits. That is the nature of Sand Casting and Indian Hand Made.

About Morenci Turquoise

Morenci turquoise is from the Morenci Copper Mine in southeastern Arizona, the largest copper mine in the United States. The most valued stones range from light blue to bright blue. Some stones have an irregular matrix of quartz and pyrite (fool's gold), which resembles silver when polished. Other stones have a brown matrix called "Morenci red matrix". Because of its scarcity and beautiful colors Morenci Turquoise is highly prized.

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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.

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.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
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.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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