Ramon Platero, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Paula says - "This bracelet by Navajo artist Ramon Platero is a definite statement piece. The Blue Gem turquoise stones are georgeous and the simple raindrops and leaves on the sides finish it nicely."
Beautiful turquoise stones set in serrated bezels.
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.
ABOUT BLUE GEM TURQUOISE
The Blue Gem turquoise mine is located near Battle Mountain in Lander County, Nevada. It was discovered in 1934 and at 800 feet deep was the deepest turquoise mine in the state. It produced high quality blue to blue green turquoise with some being partly translucent or "glassy" in appearance.
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.
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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|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.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|