• Older Navajo double-overlay cuff with Sleeping Beauty turquoise, by Howard S. Begay. #2480

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    Here's another piece we've flushed out of our bag of older goodies.  No, it's not made prior to 1970, so it's not true "vintage" as defined by the world-famous Heard Museum.  But it's no spring chicken.  First off, let's establish who can wear this prize cuff.  Total inside circumference is slightly over 6.5-inches (6 and 9/16th's to be exact)—including the 1 and 1/8th-inch gap.  Therefore, the wearer needs to have a total wrist circumference—measured around the wristbone—of 6 and 7/16th's to 6 and 11/16th's.  For those who haven't done carpentry work, that's a hair less than 6.5-inches to a hair more than 6 and 5/8th's-inches.   This cuff is made of two layers of Sterling silver, the construction of which doesn't lend well at all to reshaping.  Measure your wrist twice; buy once.  This cuff is too nice to ruin it by bending it.  It is an inch-and-a-half wide across the top, and tapers oh-so-gently to about 1.25-inches at each end.  It is crowned with a recessed row of five real turquoise stones from the Sleeping Beauty Mine that closed in 2012.  The turquoise, which is set with hand-sawn sawtooth bezeling, shares space with equally prominent Tommy Singer-like designs created by the double overlay of silver.  This cuff is a throwback to an older era of Native silversmithing, and it is stunning!  Weight is a respectable 88.1 grams, or 3.12-ounces.  Hallmarked "H.S.B., which is the stamp of Howard S. Begay, from the Arizona side of the Navajo rez.  He's been crafting jewelry since 1977.  Complimentary USPS tracked Priority shipping within the U.S.  Enjoy!