This fabulous large Navajo made bracelet has a large pale blue turquoise stone set
in a serrated bezel. There's deep stamp work as well as applied silver concho like buttons.
The sterling silver has a soft satin sheen and brushed look to it.
Casting is a process by which molten silver is poured into a mold to create the shape desired. Tufa, a light porous stone was one of the first methods used to create jewelry and is referred to as Tufa Casting. Sandstone was oiled and also used which is called Sand Casting and now centrifuge casting machines can be used which is called spin casting. There is a limit to the number of times that a sand or tufa cast can yield a piece.
It's marked sterling and signed VLC
It has an inside of about 5 1/2" plus a gap of almost 1 3/8"
It's 1 3/8" tall in the front and tapers down to 5/8" at the ends.
The stone is just over 3/4 tall by 9/16" wide
Weight: 45 grams on my scale
placed a quarter there for scale.
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 :)