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Dead-pawn Navajo Sterling row cuff with nine pristine Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones.

$789.00

Description

Row cuffs have been around since the Navajo began using local turquoise stones and creating wearable art.  Row cuffs are as classic as it gets.  Because of this particular historical affinity, in time a lot were made.  As is the case with many types of once-common art forms, they have begun to disappear.  This is a statement cuff.  The maker used nine quality Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones, and he or she knew how to effectively fashion silver.  Wrist circumference (including the "gap" in the cuff) is exactly seven inches.  Given the wrap-around nature of the stones, it is inadvisable to bend or shape it—as bending would disturb the integrity of the settings.   At the widest point it is 1 and 5/8th's-inches across, and tapers slightly toward the ends.  As is common with many true pawn pieces that were made to wear and not made to market to tourists or traders, it has no discernable hallmark.  If it was about a half-inch larger I'd keep it!

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