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Sterling Navajo pawn cuff with 25 Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones.

Here's another real beauty!  One can see why the Sleeping Beauty mine, before its closure in 2012, had become the favorite of both the Navajo and the Zuni peoples.  The classic wrap-around 'saddle' shape of this cuff looks elegant and makes it comfortable to wear.  The total wrist circumference here—including the "gap" in the cuff is just a hair over 7-inches.  We do not advise attempting to change or adjust the size due to all those stones, as re-shaping this cuff might disturb the integrity of the settings.  So, in essence this will fit someone with a total wrist circumference of 6 and 7/8th's up to 7 and 1/8th.  It is 2 and 1/8th-inches across the top, and it weighs 79-grams, or 2.79-ounces.  It is a true pawn piece and was likely made to be worn solely by the maker, and as such, was not hallmarked.  Hallmarks are a marketing tool introduced by white traders in the early 1900's to better market the jewelry of the Dine' (Navajo).  Source: "Hallmarks of the Southwest," by Barton Wright.  Always complimentary Priority shipping within the U.S.