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A spectacular vintage Navajo cast ingot-silver bracelet set with

five #8 Mine Nevada spiderweb turquoise stones, circa 1930’s



This really remarkable old Navajo ingot-silver bracelet is a triumph of ingenious design and superlative craftsmanship. The bracelet features five gorgeous, very high-quality spiderweb turquoise stones, most likely from the famed #8 turquoise mine near Carlin, Nevada. The large, round center stone is flanked on either side by smaller, oval-shaped stones which are separated by four large, applied-silver “raindrop” decorative accents. The two large turquoise stones on the bracelet’s terminals are triangularly-shaped. All the stones are set in simple, old-style “fold-over” type silver bezels.


The bracelet’s shank is made of thickly and skillfully-cast ingot silver. The bracelet measures 3/4" in width at the widest point, the inner circumference end-to-end is 5 5/8" and the gap between terminals is 1" for a total interior circumference of 6 5/8”. The bracelet weighs a substantial 58 grams or 2 ounces and it has a marvelous satisfying feeling on the wrist. It is in excellent original condition. This is a strikingly beautiful and unique bracelet, a real historic and aesthetic treasure for anyone fortunate enough to acquire it.



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