This fabulous bracelet was made by Navajo Artist Murphy Platero.
The Turquoise Mountain turquoise stone is a bright blue with a darker blue, a bit
of gold and a hint of green. I love his signature open curvy wire cuff.
It's marked sterling and signed
It can be adjusted Carefully to fit
It has an inside of about 5 1/2" plus a gap 7/8"
The stone is 3/4" tall by 8/16" wide
Weight: 20.5 grams on my scale
placed a quarter there for scale.
Turquoise Mountain Turquoise and "Birdseye" Turquoise
Turquoise Mountain and "Birdseye" turquoise come from the same mine in northwestern Arizona near the Kingman mine. The mine was closed in the 1980s. It is light to high blue, with both webbed and non-webbed matrix. "Birdseye" describes stones from this mine that show areas of light blue circled with dark blue matrix, resembling the eye of a bird. It is a beautiful addition to one's collection
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)