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Vintage Royston Turquoise Bracelet
by Lester Ortiz, Navajo
HK Item #BP490 - size 7"

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Vintage Royston Turquoise sterling silver  Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artist Lester Ortiz

Size
7" total inside circumference (including 1" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below;

2 1/4" tall x 1 3/4" wide at the front, 7/16" ends
Weight
89 grams
Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
stamped: LESTER ORTIZ
STERLING
Artist
Lester Ortiz, Navajo
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, stone firmly set in smooth bezel; even bright patina; smooth symmetric shape

Vintage Royston Turquoise sterling silver  Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artist Lester Ortiz

Vintage Royston Turquoise sterling silver  Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artist Lester Ortiz

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Lester Ortiz, Navajo
Sterling Silver
Vintage Royston Turquoise Bracelet

BP490 - $395 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Vintage Royston Turquoise sterling silver  Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artist Lester Ortiz

Vintage Royston Turquoise sterling silver  Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artist Lester Ortiz

Vintage Royston Turquoise sterling silver  Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artist Lester Ortiz

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

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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 the Royston Turquoise Mine

The Royston turquoise mine is in Nye County, Nevada. Discovered in 1902 it is the oldest patented mine in Nevada. Royston turquoise is known for its beautiful deep green to rich light blue colors. The stones are often two-tone, displaying both dark and light green and sometimes blue. The heavy matrix ranges from dark brown to gold in color. Royston turquoise is considered very collectible.

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.

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

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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