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Magnificent Navajo dead-pawn row cuff with aging Sleeping Beauty turquoise.

$995.00

Description

Okay, if you noticed that we usually use the term "dead-pawn," and now were tagging this piece  as "old-pawn," here is the difference:  Since beginning business in the 70's people we've done business with never considered anything "old-pawn" until it reached an age of 50-years. While "dead-pawn" has been pawned jewelry that the trading post owner (we seldom deal with pawn shops per-se) has been holding for a long time to the point of becoming apparent that the previous owner was simply never going to return and retrieve it.  So they take it out of the vault and take it off the books (it's now "dead") and offer it up for sale.   Now some newcomers may disagree with that, but that's our story and we're stickin' to it.  And we realize that for all that same time some shopowners label anything that comes out of pawn as "old pawn."  We disagree.   Anyway the Drifter has owned this for nearly 20 years, and it was an old piece when it was acquired.  We like to keep it looking spotless and clean.  You might not can tell from the pic, but some of the Sleeping Beauty stones are starting to get a greenish tint to them.  If not stabilized—which these are most definitely not—all turquoise attains a greenish hue in about 50 years.  Total circumference—including the "gap" in the cuff is 7.5-inches.  It is 1 and 5/8th's-inches across at the top.  It weighs a respectable 121-grams, or 4.24-ounces.  The Sterling is old-school, thick-gauge.  The stones are perfect with no cracks. This cuff exemplifies the simple, yet very sturdy style common in the 60's and 70's.  Always complimentary Priority shipping within the U.S.

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