Magnificent Vintage Or Antique Navajo Turquoise Gold Fill Bracelet
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Magnificent Vintage Or Antique Navajo Turquoise Gold Fill Bracelet:
this listing is for 1 vintage/antique bracelet
super beautiful and very feminine and in the same time strongly built (holds strong its shape!) this bracelet is rare because it is gold filled -I have 2 in my collection for sale, but this one is just the best:-)
it has really thick layer of gold over- looks like solid gold bracelet when wear!
the turquoise stones are backed - please see 2nd photo - it can be seen a little from one side.
Backing : from a popular online source-
"Since FINER turquoise is often found as thin seams, it may be glued to a base of stronger foreign material as a means of reinforcement. These stones are termed "backed," and it is standard practice that all thinly cut turquoise in the Southwestern United States is backed. Native indigenous peoples of this region, because of their considerable use and wearing of turquoise, have found that backing increases the durability of thinly cut slabs and cabochons of turquoise. They observe that if the stone is not backed it will often crack. Backing of turquoise is not widely known outside of the Native American and Southwestern United States jewellery trade.
Backing does NOT diminish the value of higher quality turquoise, and indeed the process is expected for most thinly cut American commercial gemstones"
this bracelet can be adjusted slightly for a bigger or smaller size. my wrist is 6" and it fits me well - I think if your wrist is bigger than 6.5" it will not fit well. any smaller than 6.5" will be great - it can be also adjusted to be smaller.
it looks much more beautiful in person - photos can not capture its beauty! it looks like solid gold with a little patina and holds strongly its shape - well built!
last photos show 3 different bracelets I have for sale together - but the listing is only for 1 bracelet shown on the first photo. two others are just for demonstration and give you an idea what shade of turquoise it is and help you to choose the right one for you:-)
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