Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Petit Point Turquoise Wide Cuff Bracelet
We are offering this beautiful artist created Extra Large Petit Point Cuff with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise set in sterling silver. The cuff is 6 1/4? inches long with a inside circumference of 7? and a 1 1/3? inch wide opening. It measures 2" wide. The numerous petit point cabochons are geometrically designed amid beautiful rope silverwork. It is stamped/signed "JE, Zuni". This piece is a must to add to your collection.
The Sleeping Beauty Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is no longer an active mine. For many years it produced a wide range of turquoise that is now even more highly prized for it’s solid soft blue color, with little or no matrix. The color of the turquoise ranges from a deep royal blue to a light sky blue. The mine originally was worked for copper and gold but during the last five decades or so it has produced gemstone quality turquoise in quantities to satisfy the commercial market. In general, the miners lease portions of the “dumps” and sort turquoise from there.
Stone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Metal: Sterling Silver
Metal Purity: 925
Size: Up to 7"
Weight: 81.1 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.