Large Vintage Navajo Bracelet of Heavy Silver and Morenci Turquoise
This hunk of a bracelet is super cool because it's big, bold and heavy, yet it fits a small wrist. For those of us who are small-wristed, sometimes we miss out on certain looks. No missing out with this one.
The vintage Navajo bracelet is set with a single natural Morenci turquoise stone in the midst of well-done, handmade silver work. Encircling the stone is a single handmade heavy gauge silver feather and one silver row of stamp work. The cuff itself is alternating rows of silver bands - 5 in all. Two are stamped, two are ropes, and two are plain carenated silver. That's a lot of doin' in one bracelet.
The cuff is an estate piece handmade by Navajo artist Cecil Sanders, who along with his wife, Alice, worked as silversmiths for the Atkinson Trading Company and stamped with a CS hallmark.
The piece is stamped with their "CS" hallmark, and it measures 5 1/4" inside with a 15/16" opening. Width is just shy of 2".