Vintage Navajo Turquoise Row Bracelet from the Ft Defiance Collection
Product Code: JH001
Stone Type: Arizona Turquoise
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Fort Defiance Trading Post Collection - Turquoise Navajo Row Bracelet
This Antique Navajo Row Bracelet was made around 1950, it has Arizona Blue Turquoise, some turned to a mellow blue/green, set in a hand stamped Silver Bracelet frame. The frame is of a heavy weight Silver that was hand cut and formed by a Navajo Silversmith, he filed it to get the final length and width desired to make this bracelet. He hand stamped a design onto the Silver and then he welded the bezels that hold the seven Turquoise stones onto the Bracelet frame. These stones were all freeform and hand cut to triangle and one overish center stone.
Navajo Row Bracelet - Ft. Defiance Collection
John Hartman has pulled this Old Navajo Bracelet from his collection and will now let it go. John bought this from Francis Griswold in 1982, he purchased the entire old pawn jewelry collection from the vault of Ft. Defiance. Francis had been in prison since approximately 1958, when he got out, he came to John's Trading Post in Durango, Co and sold the largest known Indian pawn collection to date - literally, 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 5 1/2 inches, plus an opening of 1 inch. The bracelet weighs 30 grams. The Sterling Silver Bracelet measures : 3/8 inch at the widest point.