Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Carico Lake Turquoise Split Shank Bracelet
We are offering this beautiful 1960's vintage Split Shank Sterling Silver Turquoise Split Shank Cuff Bracelet. This bracelet consists of a mind blowing 1-11/16" L x 1-1/8" W blue Carico Lake turquoise stone. Surrounding the beautiful stone are impeccable silver works that consist of ropes and a flower. The bracelet contains a phenomenal heavy, thick and wide sterling silver split shank cuff with beautful silverwork.
The Carico Lake mine is named after the dried up lake bed in Nevada where this unique material is mined. The mine produces a wide variety of turquoise ranging in color from dark blues to light greens, some with yellow or dark blue "water" webbing. Most sought after is the intense apple green material. Identified as faustite, it is a cousin of turquoise containing more Zinc which causes the color.
Stone: Carico Lake Turquoise Metal: Sterling Silver
Metal Purity: 925
Size: Up to 6"
Weight: 51.9 grams
Condition: Good pre-owned condition, shows minimal signs of wear, light surface scratches. In order to maintain its original vintage integrity, this piece has not been professionally cleaned.