Dry Creek Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet - Native American Jewelry Handmade in New Mexico
This Dry Creek Turquoise cuff bracelet is so beautiful. You will go nowhere without compliments and stares of awe! This bracelet weighs 75.3 grams. The bracelet circumference measures approximately 6 1/2 ", plus a 1 3/8" opening. The cuff's width is 1/2" on the ends and measuring 2 3/8" in the center. Hallmarked Elgin Tom. Elgin Tom was born in Gallup, NM into a family of silversmiths. He learned the art of silverwork by helping his father and grandfather from a young age. Influenced by his grandfather, Elgin hand-makes his own unique intricate stamps to create his jewelry. Elgin, a father of four, is maintaining his family heritage of silver smithing by teaching his children. Stamped Sterling Dry Creek Turquoise comes from a small Turquoise mine outside of Austin, Nevada in Lander County. This mine was previously known for its sky blue to medium blue webbed turquoise. Dry Creek Turquoise has gained much popularity over the years with its creamy pale blue coloring and golden to cocoa brown matrix. This color of Turquoise was rarely used in Turquoise Jewelry before the late 1990s. The color is a pastel blue much like the color of Larimar, only high grade Dry Creek Turquoise has beautiful light brown, golden yellow or orange webbed matrix. Dry Creek Turquoise is also referred to as "Sacred Buffalo" Turquoise.