Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cuff Bracelet Hallmarked D Sterling - Handmade in the state of New Mexico
This Turquoise and Sterling Silver cuff bracelet is a new showcase of the old style. This turquoise is some of the most beautiful variations of turquoise I have ever seen. Though it is a showcase of so many hues of turquoise, it all works so well together. The entire bracelet sets on two heavy ropes of silver.
It is hallmarked inside D Sterling.
This bracelet weighs 69.8 grams. The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5 3/8", plus a 1-3/8" opening. The cuff's width is 3/8" at the ends getting to 1 1/2 " in the center and widest point. The center flower design measures 1 1/2" x 1 3/8". The center stone measures 5/8" x 1/2". Each stone is unique and a wonderful specimen and color of turquoise. Each stone is surrounded by a smooth silver bevel.
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.