Featured Questions about Navajo? Turquoise Bracelet

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Joan, Dec 8, 2023.

  1. Joan

    Joan Well-Known Member

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    I bought this bracelet several years ago in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and didn't pay much for it. There's no signature or other marks unless the little squiggle in the center is some type of maker's mark. It tested as silver and seemed like maybe higher than 925.

    I used Google lens and saw similar stones identified as Royston, but also some identified as Kingman turquoise. The bracelet below has a similar stone and design and is identified as Navajo Royston Turquoise and is signed and marked sterling.
    https://nativoarts.com/products/ext...erling-silver-bracelet?variant=36492371460263
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    I think I recall Hollyblue mentioning that no one can know which mine a turquoise stone is from unless they were there when it was mined, or something to that effect. So, if I were selling the bracelet on eBay, would I be limited to calling it a vintage Southwestern turquoise bracelet?
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yup...
    test again to be sure of silver........then say tested as silver !!
     
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  3. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    IMO gorgeous vintage Navajo and silver bracelet and yes I would call it vintage southwestern sterling and turquoise only.
     
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  4. Joan

    Joan Well-Known Member

    Thank you komokwa and reader--I really appreciate your comments.
     
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  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Your photos are excellent, and looks like a nice quality bracelet!
     
  6. Joan

    Joan Well-Known Member

    Thank you Lucille.
     
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  7. mirana

    mirana Well-Known Member

    I don't normally go for these pieces but that's a beautiful stone. I'm sure it'll do well.
     
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  8. Joan

    Joan Well-Known Member

    Thank you, mirana. I think the stone is beautiful too, especially now that I know what it is. When I bought the bracelet several years ago it was inexpensive, so I thought the stone was probably a low-grade turquoise because it was such a pale color and had all those brown swirls!
     
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  9. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    It's really beautiful......I would wear that in a heartbeat!!
     
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