Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Handmade George & Nusie Henry Signed Kingman Turquoise Navajo Cuff Bracelet
This fabulous vintage navajo cuff bracelet, that is signed by the artists, George & Nusie Henry, features exquisite goldwork and set with 4 beautiful nuggetes of top grade Kingman Turquoise. The gemstones are secure in scalloped bezels, on a foundation of ornately twisted 14K yellow gold. You can feel the smoothness of the turquoise stone.
The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise. The Kingman Turquoise mine also produces green Turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain side of the mine. Kingman Turquoise has been the biggest supplier of Turquoise to the Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry industry for nearly as long as the American Turquoise Jewelry industry has existed. In fact, the Kingman Turquoise mine was once part of a Turquoise boom around 1000 AD when the Mayan culture was using a lot of Turquoise for self adornments and ceremonial items. Today, as in the old times, blue Turquoise from Kingman, Arizona is king, even though the mine produces all colors of Turquoise and green Turquoise is almost becoming blue Turquoise's equal in popularity these days.
Style: Cuff Bracelet
Material: Yellow Gold Royston Turquoise
Metal Purity: 14K
Dimension: 6-1/2" L x 1-1/2" W
Condition: Very Nice pre-owned condition. There is minimal to normal use scratches and blemishes on the inside of the bracelet.