THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-5/8", plus a 1-1/8" opening, and 1-3/4" at widest point.
This bracelet is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist M. Spencer out of genuine sterling silver and a real Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in hand cut bezel, while being accented by twisted silver, silver beads, hand cut work, and imprinted designs for a beautiful finish. FOUR silver bars create the cuff, completing the bracelet perfectly. The bracelet is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.