Old Pawn Navajo Sterling Silver Royston Turquoise Cuff Bracelet | J Ax For Sale
Up for sale is an old pawn Navajo hand stamped sterling silver Royston turquoise cuff bracelet.
Royston is a district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, Royal Blue. Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues set off by a heavy brown matrix. The Royston district is still producing some turquoise of high quality. It ranges from a 5-6 in hardness for the highgrade.
Old Pawn Native American Jewelry refers to the pieces that were made, worn and treasured as not only adornment, protection of good health, but also as portable wealth. Not having ready access to banks, or cash money, this jewelry would often serve as the family "reserve" or "emergency" fund. In times of need, this silver and turquoise jewelry could be easily used as security with an authorized trader (pawned) for cash to meet the current crisis. Then, when the crops came in, or the sheep were shorn, the jewelry could be redeemed and take its place back in the family.
Unfortunately on occasions this jewelry would not be redeemed as planned. The lender would keep it for the agreed amount of time, and if the loan was not paid off by the agreed date, the Pawn Shop, or Trader would be authorized to sell the jewelry. Often, when the elders of the family die, their items are pawned and the money is divided among the family style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-weight: normal; ">The cuff has an end to end inner circumference of 5-1/16",an opening of 1 1/8", is 2" wideat its widest point and weighs 41.3g. The bracelet is in excellent vintage condition with nice wear and patina.
The bracelet has been tested and examined for purity and is sterling silver. The bracelet in the pictures is the one you will receive! Thanks for looking and good luck offerding!
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