Sterling Silver and Turquoise Old Style Native American Cuff Bracelet Hallmarked AS Sterling - Handmade in the state of New Mexico
This Turquoise and Sterling Silver cuff bracelet is newly designed in the old style. Each individual stone is set in a smooth bevel and separated by silver balls. All 24 stones are green turquoise and all match perfectly. The silver stamping on the outside is beautiful.
It is hallmarked inside Sterling AS.
This bracelet weighs 101 grams. The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5 1/2"", plus a 1" opening. The cuff's width is 1 1/4" throughout. Each lapis stone is 5/16" in diameter. The weight of this bracelet is substantial.
Green turquoise has been coveted for its use in jewelry for thousands of years due to its beauty and spiritual properties, and has been particularly prized throughout Native American cultures. Green turquoise is formed by the presence of iron in Mother Nature's complex process that forms turquoise over a million years. Green turquoise can come in a wide variety of hues, ranging from bright green to ocean green to forest green to all sorts of wonderful blue-green shades. A few pieces of green turquoise jewelry can add a wonderful dimension of organic beauty to anyone's jewelry collection. The green shade in this bracelet is complimented by its brown orange matrix. This is just an amazing piece.
A cuff bracelet is a bracelet that is rigid, has no clasp, but has a gap, an open portion that allows you to slip the bracelet over your wrist. The best way to get a good fit is to measure a cuff bracelet you already have that fits you well and look for a bracelet with those dimensions. The total inside circumference is the inside circumference of the bracelet from end to end plus the gap (the distance between the ends). This is the best way. Measuring with string or ribbon just doesn't work that well.
There is also an art to putting on and taking off a cuff bracelet. To put one on, curve your left hand over the top of the bracelet. In one movement, press the lower edge of the bracelet into the soft area on the underside of your wrist where your tendons and veins show and roll the bracelet over the top of your wrist. To remove a bracelet, first press the edge nearest you into the underside of your wrist and the roll the bracelet back off your wrist toward you. With a little practice, you will see how easy this technique is.