7" total inside circumference and approximate
wrist size. See diagram below.
1 1/8" gap between ends and that is
included in the 7" circumference.
15/16" tall at the front
, tapering to 1/2" at the ends
According to "Hallmarks of the Southwest" by Barton Wright,
RD is the hallmark of Navajo artist Rose Castillo Draper. She used RC before she
got married to Lee Draper when she started using RD. She began producing her simple
but elegant pieces in 1978-79 in the Albuquerque area. She is from either the
Alamo or Cuba, New Mexico area.
to Choose and Fit a Cuff Bracelet
Rose Draper, Navajo
Turqoise and Coral
Vintage Watch Cuff
HK Item #W293
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
says: "You are buying a sterling silver watch cuff with four turquoise
stones and two coral stones. We include at no charge the Nadia timepiece that
came with the cuff when we bought it. The battery may or may not need to be replaced
(see box below for more information). This item is sold
piece is NOS (new old stock) that was made in the 1970s but never used - it is
brand new vintage!"
turquoise and 2 coral cabochons.
A cabochon is a gemstone that has been smoothly shaped and polished as opposed
to being cut with flat facets. This usually results in a stone with a rounded
convex top and flat bottom. Opaque gems, such as turquoise are often cut as cabochons,
while transparent stones such as diamonds are facetted.
When we sell a vintage watch cuff, we sell
it in the condition it was when we received it. Some of our customers purchase
these watch cuffs for their collections, others to wear, so we leave everything
AS-IS and let you decide.
If you want to replace
the timepiece or put a new battery in the timepiece but your local jeweler is
not familiar with Native American jewelry, you can find contact
information here for an excellent shop that we use for all of our jewelry
repairs. After purchase from us, you can send the watch to them for a new timepiece
or battery, resizing, or a face lift - anything from a light cleaning to a full
polishing. - Paula
We leave the natural patina on our
pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance.
If you'd like to clean up your silver jewelry, new or old, check out our handy
and polishing cloth.
or more details.