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Smallish wrist size Navajo cluster cuff with Mediterranean red coral, by Victoria Yazzie..

$249.00
This is a pretty cuff but make no mistake, you must have a smallish wrist size to wear it.  The inside circumference—including the "gap" in the cuff—is only six-inches.   It is never a good idea to reshape a cuff with lots of settings.  Stones are set into the piece AFTER it has been shaped, therefore, by attempting to change the curvature of the cuff you disturb the integrity of the settings.  Customers tell us that other dealers tell them to "just shape it to fit."  Those dealers are just trying to sell, with little regard for the longevity of the piece or the future loss of stones.  Buy to fit—always.  We can turn the ends in or out by an eighth-inch prior to shipping, so that the wearer needs to have a 5 and 7/8ths-inch too a 6 and 1/8th-inch wrist size.   The 19 pieces of coral in this piece are the real deal.  We've examined them with a jeweler's loupe and identified the fine grain and natural indentions in the coral—even though Ms. Yazzie buffed them down to where they are almost smooth.  This is quite a bargain given the scarcity and expense of coral now.  She had made a few and the Drifter got a bargain by buying all of them plus some other things.  Width across the top is one-inch; weight is 26-grams, or .9-ounces.  Hallmarked "V."  Always complimentary Priority shipping within the U.S.

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