1920's Navajo or Pueblo Cluster Bracelet of Natural Turquoise
For those of you who are loving your shades of green, we've got an appealing historic cluster bracelet of outstanding natural turquoise. The silver bracelet dates circa 1920 and is set with 3 clusters of 9 turquoise stones each. Many of the stones have changed color over time, which is a characteristic of natural turquoise that we just adore. The larger center stones are each in shades of green for you green turquoise junkies. There are additional accents of stamping along the silver strands.
With an interesting provenance, the rare bracelet comes from a New Orleans heirloom collection. The piece was acquired by a man, who traveled to the Southwest from New Orleans for work in the early 20th century, and during his time there acquired a very small group of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry. The jewelry has been much-loved and passed down through generations of his family. The original collectors granddaughter is now an older woman without any children and would like for this jewelry to go to a new home, where it will be cherished as much as it was originally. It is unusual for an early piece like this to come with a strong provenance and to be available for the first-time ever after its original acquisition long ago.
It measures 5 1/2" inside with a 1" gap. The width is 1" wide. The piece is just a hair shy of 100 years old and is unsigned.