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A sensational, contemporary Navajo silver and Lone

Mountain, Nevada turquoise bracelet by Perry Shorty

Let’s talk about a match made in heaven; Perry Shorty silver and Lone Mountain, Nevada turquoise is an incredible combination that’s just about impossible to beat since each is essentially the finest of its kind available anywhere.

One look at this bracelet and it’s easy to see why Perry Shorty’s booth sells out in a matter of minutes every year at Santa Fe’s annual Indian Market and everywhere else he exhibits, the design, craftsmanship and detailing displayed here are nothing short of phenomenal. The bracelet features eight gorgeously-colored round Lone Mountain, Nevada turquoise stones set in individual old-style “foldover” type silver bezels. The stone settings are accentuated by four beautifully-crafted, crescent moon-shaped, very finely-chiseled and filed silver panels and applied-silver “raindrops” and, finally, the entire central panel is further framed on top and bottom with perfectly-done parallel rows of diagonal stamp work. The entire combination is sumptuous and rich, dazzling and classic all at the same time.

And let’s have a few more words about the eight striking and rare Lone Mountain, Nevada turquoise stones used here. Six of the stones are a beautiful rich blue-green in color with a brownish matrix, two are almost completely clear blue-green which is a particular type characteristic of the Lone Mountain mine. Lone Mountain, Nevada turquoise is considered by virtually all turquoise authorities and aficionados to be one of the very finest, rarest and most desirable types of turquoise anywhere in the world and top-quality stones from this mine regularly sell in the $100-125 per carat range today. Perry Shorty obtained the Lone Mountain stones he used in this bracelet directly from the source, a longtime colleague of ours who owns the Lone Mountain Mine.

The narrow cuff bracelet measures 9/16” in width all the way around. The inner circumference end-to-end is 5 3/8” and the gap between the terminal is 7/8” for a total interior circumference of 6 1/4". The bracelet weighs a substantial, yet quite comfortable 52 grams or 1 7/8 ounces. It is properly signed “P. Shorty” on the interior in Perry Shorty’s customary cursive signature and it is in pristine original condition.

This bracelet is the perfect combination of beauty, rarity, artistry, craftsmanship and condition; it’s pure greatness all the way around.

Price $3,950

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