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Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise Needlepoint Watch Cuff
HK Item #W326

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vintage turquoise,needlepoint sterling silver watch cuff 6 1/4 inch

Size
6 1/4" total inside circumference (including 1 1/4" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

7/8" wide
Weight
57 grams
Material
sterling silver, Read about silver;
turquoise, Read about stones
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, smooth symmetric shape; stones firmly set with no cracks or chips; dark patina;
Hallmarks
stamped: Y Sterling
Artists
unknown

vintage turquoise,needlepoint sterling silver watch cuff 6 1/4 inch

vintage turquoise,needlepoint sterling silver watch cuff 6 1/4 inch

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise Needlepoint Watch Cuff

HK Item #W326 - 6 1/4"

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

vintage turquoise,needlepoint sterling silver watch cuff 6 1/4 inch

Stones firmly set in hand cut bezels.

About Our Watch Cuffs

When we sell a 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.

This watch came with the Man-in-a-Maze timepiece shown here. There is no warranty on this timepiece. It will be running when it leaves here.

If you want to have the cuff resized or replace the timepiece or battery but your local jeweler is not familiar with Native American jewelry, you can find contact information here for a shop that we use for jewelry repairs. After purchase from us, you can send the watch to them for service. - Paula

vintage turquoise,needlepoint sterling silver watch cuff 6 1/4 inch

vintage turquoise,needlepoint sterling silver watch cuff 6 1/4 inch

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.

What is Needlepoint?

There are two similar techniques of using very small pieces of stone to decorate a piece and they are often confused.

Needlepoint is comprised of long, straight, narrow stones set in individual bezels.

Petit Point is comprised of teardrop-shaped stones having one rounded end and one pointed end and set in individual bezels.

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.

NOTE: Items in our 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. 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.

Our Rescue Mission
of
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 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.

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