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 M. Spencer, Navajo
Vintage Turquoise Cluster Bracelet
HK Item #BP574
- size 6 5/8"

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large vintage Navajo  turquoise Cluster bracelet 6 5/8 inch by M. Spencer

Size
6 5/8" total inside circumference (including 1" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below;

approximately 3 1/4" x 3 3/8" at the face
Weight
120 grams
Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver,
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Hallmarks
stamped: M. SPENCER Sterling
Artist
Mark or Michael Spencer, Navajo
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; smooth symmetric shape; dark patina; stones firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

large vintage Navajo  turquoise Cluster bracelet 6 5/8 inch by M. Spencer

large vintage Navajo  turquoise Cluster bracelet 6 5/8 inch by M. Spencer

Stones secure in smooth bezels.

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

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Large Vintage Turquoise Bracelet

BP574 - $750 plus s/h
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Paula says - "In my opinion the beautiful blue stones in this bracelet are from the Kingman mine. Sterling silver raindrops interspersed throughout."

large vintage Navajo  turquoise Cluster bracelet 6 5/8 inch by M. Spencer

large vintage Navajo  turquoise Cluster bracelet 6 5/8 inch by M. Spencer

large vintage Navajo  turquoise Cluster bracelet 6 5/8 inch by M. Spencer

4-wire cuff.

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Native American Indian Jewerly 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.

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.

Kingman Turquoise

The Kingman mine, located in Mohave County, Arizona, has been operated by the Colbaugh family since the 1970's. It is known for producing bright blue stones with white and black matrix, considered by many to be the best turquoise in North America. Old authentic natural Kingman turquoise is extremely rare.

In the 1950s S. A. "Chuck" Colbaugh developed a modern method for stabilizing the color and strength of turquoise. It is an expensive process that takes over 3 months to assure that the turquoise does not crack while being treated. Basically, the moisture is removed from the stone and replaced with an optically clear resin, the same type as used in jet fighter windows. The turquoise is then allowed to dry naturally for two to three months. Although other mines have turquoise stabilization facilities, those at the Kingman mine are widely regarded as the best.

Marty Colbaugh (Chuck Colbaugh's grandson) now runs the Kingman mine and continues the stabilizing tradition began by his grandfather. He says if natural turquoise is not treated, it can become oxidized with oils from the skin and change color. The products that Kingman uses for stabilizing turquoise are clear and no dyes are ever used so the natural turquoise color is preserved and no discoloration occurs.

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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