This listing is for an early vintage Navajo turquoise sterling silver bracelet. This piece contains 7 outstanding very very rare Old Kingman turquoise stones that are separated by accenting silver bridges. Each stone is in excellent condition and they all have rich vibrant colors ranging from blue to green. The cuff is heavy and sturdy for being a smaller bracelet. The cuff is in its original condition with a lovely natural patina. This piece is great to wear alone or stacked with other cuffs. The stones measure around 3/8″ x 1/4″. The width of the bracelet measures around 1/2. Signed by the artist BOW. The inside end to end measures 5-3/4″ with an additional 1″ gap for a total size of 6-3/4. Sturdy 38.5 grams. Please ask any questions you have. Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. Thank you for supporting authentic Native American jewelry. The item “VINTAGE NAVAJO RARE KINGMAN TURQUOISE STERLING SILVER CUFF BRACELET” is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “ashleybecker” and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
2019 End of Summer – We WILL Sell Out!! Happy end Summer to everyone, and a sincere thank you to all my customers for helping EZ-bay go from a “Zero to a Hero” in the Wampum World. I sell both the common white/tan beads and the highly sought after Purple Beads (drilled & tumble washed). The purple beads will be the ones to Sell Out first. I ONLY HAVE 10 STRANDS TO SELL. Thank you again to all who have made return visits and hope you get your fill before the supply runs out. We Are back with THE PURPLE! This wampum is approximately 4mm-8mm with a corresponding proportionate diameter requiring a small diameter needle/string. Please find these 50 bead purple and white strands tumbled and drilled for easy beautiful Jewelry making pieces. They are from a Native American Quahog shell used to make all sorts of high end earnings, bracelets, belts and necklaces. You can give them as completed jewelry pieces or give them as a group. One of the most prized and often used mollusks for wampum beads is the quahog clam (Mercenaria mercenaria). This clam, which lives in the coastal waters of the northeastern United States, has a distinctive shell that yields the purple beads. Most simply, wampum are beads made from various white and purple mollusk shells which were and are still used by various Native nations throughout northeastern North America for ornamental or ceremonial use. Wampum clearly had value though as a trade item between the various Native peoples before European contact. It was later after European settlement of America that wampum began to be used like currency. THE VIBRANT PURPLE & LAVENDER HUES SEEN HERE ARE QUITE RARE! The item “Wampum Beads 50 Piece Lot Drilled Native American Quahog Shell RARE PURPLE” is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Beads & Beadwork”. The seller is “duanedakin2012″ and is located in Jeffersonville, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Provenance: Ownership History Available
Tribal Affiliation: Elnu Abenaki
Modified Item: No
Featured Refinements: Native American Beadwork
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Origin: North East Coast United States
Color Gradient: Deep Purple, Lavender, Lilac, White