Vintage 1960's Zuni Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Petit Point Dual Shank Cuff Bracelet

$ 170.00

Vintage 1960's Zuni Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Petit Point Dual Shank Cuff Bracelet

We are offering this dazzling Zuni Sterling Silver turquoise dual shank cuff bracelet. It is a spectacular piece of handcrafted jewelry with an incredible 44 individual Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones sawtooth bezel set in a 4-station delicate cluster design. It is hallmarked “S.M.L., ZUNI”. The outer circumference measures 6.5" and it is 7/16" wide. The gap opening is 1"

Zuni pueblo is located in the Western part of New Mexico and is home to some of the world’s finest lapidary artisans. During the 1870’s the Zuni began using lapidary wheels to cut stones into specific shapes and started to set them individually into silver bezels while creating intricate patterns. Their work is recognized worldwide and is some of the most intricate stone work available today in Native American jewelry. Petit point jewelry is created by cutting stone into tiny round, pear, square, oval, or rectangle shapes and then setting it within it’s own silver sawtooth bezel. The elegance and grace of Zuni work is unmatched and remains an American traditional design.

Stones: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Stamped: “S.M.L., ZUNI”
Metal: Sterling Silver
Metal Purity: 925
Size: 6.25
Weight: 15 grams
Condition: Good pre-owned condition, shows minimal signs of wear, light surface scratches. The Sterling Silver was not professionally cleaned. We didn't want to compromise the natural patina.