Vintage Zuni Turquoise Petit Point Double Shank Cuff Bracelet - Sz. 5

$ 350.00

Vintage Zuni Turquoise Petit Point Double Shank Cuff Bracelet - Sz. 5

We are offering this dazzling Zuni Sterling Silver turquoise double shank cuff bracelet. It is a spectacular piece of handcrafted jewelry with an incredible 32 individual Sleeping Beauty & Kingman Turquoise stones. Each cabochon is sawtooth bezel set in a delicate cluster design. Accenting the turquoise is traditional Native American sterling ropework. The bracelet is 1-5/8" wide. The outer circumference is 5-5/8" and the opening gap is 1-1/4"

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: Kingman & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Metal: Sterling Silver
Metal Purity: 925
Measurements: 5-5/8" x 1-5/8"
Size: 5
Weight: 35.9 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.