Navajo Natural #8 Turquoise Bracelet – STB#1334
Tufa Stone Cast “Old Style” Sterling Silver Bracelet Set With A RARE Natural #8 Turquoise Stone. Expertly Handcrafted And Designed By Navajo Artist HARRISON BITSUE.
The #8 Turquoise Mine, Located In Carlin, Nevada, Is No Longer In Production. It Is Considered By Many To Be Among The Most Highly Sought After Turquoise In The World. Acquiring This Turquoise Stone In Its Natural, Unaltered Composition Makes It Even More Desirable By The Most Discerning Collectors.
Artist Hallmark: “H. Bit’s” (inscribed on back side of bracelet)
Materials: Sterling Silver, Natural #8 Turquoise
Technique: Hand Cut & Hand Soldered Sterling Silver Bezel, Stamp Work, Appliqué, Twist Wire, *Tufa Stone Cast
*The Tufa Stone was hand carved by the artist in a negative mold with an opposing flat Tufa Stone secured on top. Molten Sterling Silver was then poured into the top opening of this Tufa Stone “block” creating a flat “raw” sterling silver cast piece. The flat bracelet piece was hand stamped by the artist prior to it being shaped to its current wrist size configuration. The decorative sterling silver surround piece with “raindrops”and twist wire was then appliquéd to the bracelet with the hand cut bezel being hand soldered on to it before the natural #8 turquoise stone being finally set.
Face Height: 1.03″
Face Width: 1.05″
Cuff Width: .72″ – 1.84″
Weight: 81 grams
End to End Measurement: 5″
Opening Measurement: 1″
Total Bracelet Size: 6″ (5″ + 1″ = 6″)
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