THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver and Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/4", plus a 1-3/8" opening, and 1-1/4" at widest point. The bracelet weighs 79 grams.
This amazing cuff bracelet depicts the beauty and elegance of the great Southwest! This piece of jewelry is crafted out of genuine Sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is carefully set while thin silver lines can be seen highlighting in between for a stunning look. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this bracelet, the second layer forms a design that depicts the every day life style of the Native Americans, which includes: a village and a sun. The bracelet is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.