Vtg Old Pawn Navajo Handmade Sterling Carico Lake Turquoise Cuff Bracelet |ps Ao For Sale
Up for sale is a vintage old pawn Navajo handmade sterling silver twisted rope & Carico Lake Turquoise cuff bracelet!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 members.
The Carico Lake mine is in Lander county, Nevada. The turquoise coming from the mine ranges from light green to a deep blue with a matrix of mostly limonite. The bright greens of the cabochons that are offered here are rare in today’s turquoise market and highly valued because of their beauty set in gold.
Please take the time to view all 10 photos of this cuff bracelet before placing your offer.
The cuff has an approximate end to end inner circumference of 5-5/16"with an adjustable opening measuring 1-1/8". The cuff is 1-1/2" wide and weighs32.9g.
The cuff is in great condition, the stones are securely in place. The small holes in the stones are part of the stone, not chips or cracks. Turquoise is a natural and porous material and may often have gaps and dips.
The cuff has been tested and examined for purity and is sterling silver. Furthermore, there are no marks or cosmetic damage because of this.
The bracelet pictured is the one you will receive! Thanks for looking and good luck offerding!
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