Item #857H- Rare Vintage Zuni 32ct Turquoise Inlay Teardrops Flower Bracelet

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Item #857H- Rare Vintage Zuni 32ct Turquoise Inlay Teardrops Flower Bracelet

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Beautiful rare vintage 50's-70's Zuni thirty two (32) stone turquoise flower inlay bracelet. The artist has created a single half round wire cuff adding slightly twisted wire on both outer sides of the main. Rising off the cuff is a thirteen (13) stone flower made with a single round turquoise stone in center flanked with twelve (12) teardrops encircling it. The artist runs a short smooth wire flanked with twisted wire and silver drop on both sides as the flower's stem. The artist finishes the bracelet with inverted teardrops as the flower's side leaves and runs four (4) more teardrops across the top on each side of the flower. All of the4 turquoise stone are flush inlaid to the silver. The artist also runs nine (9) teardrops across the underside of the cuff? You may ask why those last teardrops are not balanced. It's known that some of the older artists would purposely exclude a part of the decoration that way other silversmiths would know who made it since it was taboo not to sign in the early years. That could be the reason?

The bracelet measures approximately 1 1/2" wide at the flower with an inner circumference of 5 3/4" plus a 1 1/4" opening. It fits a 6 7/8" to 7" wrist as is and we don't recommend adjusting due to the possibility of popping out the stones. It weighs 17.1 grams and is unsigned sterling silver. Beautiful and rare vintage Zuni turquoise flower bracelet!  $279.95