This listing is for a vintage handcrafted Zuni cuff bracelet made of sterling silver and naturally mined Kingman turquoise. This piece is older, dating back from as early as the 1950s. Its in excellent vintage condition with a naturally aged patina and all of its original stones.
The bones of the cuff are made up of 2 wide silver shanks. The 2 shanks gradually come together at the gap where comfort tips were applied on the inside. The double shank cuff is very solid and sturdy with no give at the gap/opening. (Please know your wrist size and look at the measurements/details closely before purchasing).
The design is intricate and symmetrical, with each side of the cuff having matching wing sections. The front face of the cuff is oval in shape and contains 17 natural Kingman stones with the center stone being the largest on the bracelet. The center stone is surrounded by twisted rope and a circular row of fat petite point stones with silver droplets nestled between them along the edge of the face. The two side sections are slightly smaller than the center and carry on the same design with the teardrop stones only circling half of the center stone. The Artist Hand carved and polished each stone before placing them in their sawtooth bezels.Each stone is different and unique in its own way. Most of the stones have heavy spiderwebbed matrixes while only a few are solid in color. With hues from light and dark blue too several shades of green the colors are gorgeous. More importantly these stones are completely natural with no stabilization and they are all in excellent vintage condition. Truly an authentic and museum worthy work of art! This classic Zuni made piece will make a great addition to your existing Native American collection or it could be the the perfect piece to start one. This cuff is a part of American history that will be handed down for generations. Cherish and enjoy this tangible asset for now.... And hand it down to a loved one in the future.... Inner Circumference End to End - 5-1/4. Gap - 1-1/16 (NOT ADJUSTABLE).
Total Inner Circumference Including Gap - 6-5/16 will fit a 6-1/8 wrist perfect... Will be too small for a wrist larger than 6.25.Face of Cuff Measures - 2-1/4 long by 1-5/8 (Just the middle front oval section). Side Wings Measure - 1-7/8 long by 1 wide. Largest Center Stone Measures - 1-1/4 long by 1/2 wide. Teardrop Stones Measure - 5/16 long by 3/16 wide.
Long Side Stones Measure - 13/16 long by 1/4 wide. Signed By Artist - NO. Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified. Mid Century, late 1940s - Early 1960s. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition, with all of its original stones and original patina, ready to wear or display.I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner.
Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them. Ask any questions you may have. Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY!The item "OLD Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Cluster Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, May 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped to United States.