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Navajo adjustable Sterling silver hat band with 87 rectangular Kingman, Arizona real (not "block") turquoise stones, by James Freeland.


Navajo Sterling and turquoise hatbands have been around for a long time, but now most are ringed with "block" or compressed, processed stones derived from a blend of turquoise powder and turquoise chips that have been pulverized by a machine that adds a resin binding agent and compresses the powder into a block.  Even so, those hatbands require a lot of work and still cost $300 to $500 or more.  But all hatbands offered by the Drifter contain actual turquoise stones.  Here, they are beautiful Kingman, Arizona turquoise stones.  Sometimes they have rectangular stones; the other times they have oval stones.  And sometimes they have greener, Royston, Nevada turquoise.  The Drifter comes across very few of these silver and turquoise hatbands with the real, instead, of processed "block" stones.  When he does, he pays the price and snares it quickly to put it on this website, and, generally sells these James Freeland pieces for a little less than you might find elsewhere. Currently (Jan. 2020) we have only two.  The one above and another with white buffalo stones—also posted on this site.   Hallmarked "TJF."  **Note:**  The Drifter's Stetson is NOT included in this offering—only the gorgeous hatband!