WL419 - $150 plus s/h
Paula says - "You are buying a link watch bracelet. The term watch bracelet refers to the decorative links that connect to the timepiece.
"We include at no extra charge the new timepiece pictured here. The timepiece will be running when it leaves here. We are selling you the link bracelet only - the timepiece is included free of charge, we make no warranty on the timepiece. With that said, I have never had one of these timepieces fail me, but then I don't wear my watch in the shower or while doing dishes.
"In my opinion, this bracelet shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because we are unable to attribute the FKD hallmark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
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.
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.