This sweet narrow turquoise bracelet was made by Navajo artist Arkie Nelson.
It has a lovely blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone set in a smooth bezel.
It's marked sterling and signed
It has an inside of about 5 1/2" plus a gap 1"
It can be carefully adjusted to fit.
It's almost 5/8" tall in the front
Weight: 8.9 grams on my scale
placed a quarter there for scale.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
The Sleeping Beauty mine is located near Globe, Arizona. Its turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with little or no matrix. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of the Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint, and inlay jewelry. This mine is one of the largest in North America and is still operating. Update: The mine has been closed to turquoise mining since august 2012.
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 :)