Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet

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Sterling Silver
Vintage Turquoise Bracelet
HK Item #BP478
- size 6 1/2"

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Vintage Sterling Silver and 3-Stone Turquoise Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

Size
6 1/2" total inside circumference (including 1 3/8" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below;
1 3/8" tall at the front, 9/16" at ends
Weight
59 grams
Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
stamped: conjoined HK
Artist
unknown
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, smooth symmetric shape; stones firmly set with no cracks or chips; even dark patina

Vintage Sterling Silver and 3-Stone Turquoise Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

Vintage Sterling Silver and 3-Stone Turquoise Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

We leave the natural patina on our vintage jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance.

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Paula says - "In my opinion, this bracelet shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because we are unable to attribute the HK hallmark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

Vintage Sterling Silver and 3-Stone Turquoise Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

Vintage Sterling Silver and 3-Stone Turquoise Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

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Our Rescue Mission
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Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

We 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 2 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.

About TURQUOISE

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.

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

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 (, 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.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

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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