Navajo Three Stone Turquoise Bracelet, Fort Defiance Collection
This is an old Navajo Three Stone Turquoise Bracelet made with Arizona Turquoise. This Bracelet was purchased by John Hartman from Francis Griswold in 1982. It came out of the Fort Defiance collection which means it had to have been made prior to 1958. This is a nice old piece of Navajo Jewelry from the olden days. This piece does not have a makers name as it was not important back then. It has a cool little repair done a long time ago in the inside that adds character to the piece but cannot be seen when worn. The stones were once blue but have turned greenish from wear and age. This bracelet will fit a medium sized ladies wrist. It comes with a letter of authenticity of being from the Ft Defiance collection and signed by John Hartman.
Vintage Navajo Three Stone Bracelet from Fort Defiance
John Hartman of Canyon Collectors, (now Durango Silver Company,) purchased the largest antique Indian Jewelry collection ever uncovered in 1982 from Francis Griswold, who, was the owner of the Post since the 1930’s. We invite you to read the Fort Defiance story written by John many years ago at; https://www.durangosilver.com/fortdefiance.htm
The inner bracelet circumference measures 5 1/2 inches, plus an opening of 1 inch. The center stone measures : 1 inch long X 5/8 inch wide.