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Antique Navajo Row Bracelet from the Ft Defiance Collection

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Antique Navajo Row Bracelet from the Ft Defiance Collection
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  • 7.25 Inch
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  • Ft Defiance Collection - Navajo Row Bracelet

    This old Navajo Row Bracelet was made around 1950, it has seven round Nevada green Turquoise stones set in a hand stamped Silver Bracelet. The thickness of this Bracelet varies so it looks like it was hand forged, this means the maker melted down Silver into a bar and then hammered the Silver bar to the length he wanted. He then filed it to get the final length and width he wanted. He hand stamped a design onto the Silver and then he welded the bezels that hold the stones onto the Bracelet frame.

    Navajo Turquoise Row Bracelet - Fort Defiance Trading Post Collection

    John Hartman has pulled this Antique Navajo Bracelet from his collection and will now let it go. John bought this from Francis Griswold in 1982 when he purchased all of the old pawn jewelry from the vault of Ft. Defiance. Francis had been in prison since 1958 and when he got out, he came to John's Trading Post in Durango, Co and proceeded to sell the largest known Indian pawn collection ever known - thousands of pieces.

    This Bracelet comes with a letter of authenticity signed by John Hartman of Durango Silver Co. We invite you to read more about the Fort Defiance collection and Francis Griswold by viewing our online presentation - The Ft Defiance Pawn Collection



    The inner bracelet circumference measures 6 inches, plus an opening of 1 1/4 inches. The bracelet weighs 40 grams. The shank is 1/4 inch wide.