To The right – The Turquoise Cuff Bracelet was made at a much later date as it was made with factory fabricated Sterling Silver Sheet and wire that was purchased from a Trading Post or Jewelers Supply Company. An oxidized sterling silver clasp adds beauty and shine. They radiate brightness and glitter as they shine on your face. Blacksmithing started many years before Silversmithing. Later, the new traditional gold jhumka design inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones started to gain popularity among modern women. These particular Vintage Pins have Petit Point cut Turquoise Stones that were cut by The artists that made each piece. People have worn bangles and other bracelets for centuries. While shopping for bangles online, you can compare multiple options and decide on the best deal.
The Navajo would make The bezels fit The stones, then strap them to The Bracelet Frame with thin steel wire to hold them into place while heating it in The fire to forge The pieces together. The Turquoise Stones were probably hand cut, sanded, and polished on The Navajo Silversmith’s leg. The Turquoise Nuggets were hand-polished by rubbing them in the sand to a rounded state and then finishing them to polish with a piece of leather on their leg. This stone was cut with lapidary machines, which is detected by The professional cut antique choker and The high polish of The stone. The Zuni Indians are famous for their stonework and, in particular, Needlepoint or Petit Point cut Turquoise Stones.
Hear are two beautiful Zuni Vintage Turquoise Pins made 1930-1950 period. To The right – A Zuni handcrafted Vintage Turquoise Inlay Pin in a Wing Knife Design. To the left – Is an unusual Vintage Turquoise Ingot Bracelet; the Silver was pounded out of an ingot into a sheet, then worked, and two pieces of the sheet were forged together in a fire pit to make the Bracelet Frame. To The left – The Navajo Cuff Bracelet on The left was made from Coin Silver that was poured into an ingot and pounded into sheet silver. This Antique Turquoise Bracelet with hand sawed from an Ingot into The desired shape, hand-stamped, and bent to shape, then bezels were forged on The Bracelet Frame in an open pit fire with The use of bellows and solder made from mixing tin with silver.