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Vintage Henry Roanhorse (1937-2006) 33-stone pedi-point cluster cuff!—SOLD!

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SOLD!   Well now, this is going to be hard to part with.  It is, by any sense of the word, a 'trophy' find.  We've had it for years but never marketed it.  The Drifter acquired this premium piece from a client years ago who said she bought it in Santa Fe about 25 or so years earlier.  The Drifter earmarked this piece as something that will be worth thousands someday—and it is, right now.  This could easily be $3,000-plus in a fancy shop in Santa Fe or Durango or Steamboat Springs (at least $10k in Aspen!!).  Roanhorse is a legendary name in the world of the Dine'.  John Roanhorse and Eugene Roanhorse Crawford were part of the famed Navajo Codetalkers who played a huge part in our victories in WWII.  John is one of the main characters in a novel about Codetalkers.  This Roanhorse cuff has unstabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise from the now-closed Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona.  The stones are pristine and are starting to slightly exhibit some change of hue into a greener spectrum—but only vaguely.   Today everyone seems to stabilize turquoise to prevent that natural change of hue that would normally take about a half-century to complete if they were not stabilized.  Those old greenish stones you see at museums were, in many cases, once quite blue.  It's said that the copper content is responsible for the hue change.  This stunning cuff is almost three-inches across at the top.  Inside circumference—including the "gap" in the cuff—is 6 and 3/8th's-inches.  It will fit someone with a wrist circumference of 6.25-inches to 6.5-inches nicely.  Normally it could be ever-so-slightly adjusted, but given the circumstance of this cuff's significance and value, we suggest that if you are buying it intending to wear it, that you have between a 6.25-inch to 6.5-inch wrist circumference—period.  Hallmarked "ROANHORSE."  Aways complimentary Priority shipping within the U.S.  Enjoy—it's our last Roanhorse piece.