Item #889A- Vintage 50's-60's Zuni 24pc Turquoise Mosaic Inlay Silver Cuff Bracelet

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Item #889A- Vintage 50's-60's Zuni 24pc Turquoise Mosaic Inlay Silver Cuff Bracelet

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Solid vintage 50’s-60’s Zuni twenty four (24) piece turquoise mosaic channel inlay cuff bracelet. The silversmith has used two (2) sticks of thick gauge triangular carinated wire and two (2) wide half round wires soldering them all together on a sheet silver plate with the triangular wires on the outer edges and the half rounds in the center. That allowed the artist a slight variation in height being lower in center to allow the stones to be set. The artist carves and cuts the stones to follow the pattern under them while allowing a flush level on both sides with the tops of the carinated wires. The artist lays the stones in a mosaic silver channel inlay which is level across the top of the cuff. The mosaic style inlay is often called “fish scale” due to its resemblance of scales on a fish. The artist finishes by applying a high sheen polishing to the silver and what appears to be a clear coating on the stones to keep them from absorbing human oils and acids and retaining the natural coloring.

The bracelet measures 1” wide with an inner circumference of 5 3/16” plus a 1 1/4” opening. It will fit a 6 1/4” to 6 3/8” wrist as is and cannot be adjusted without damaging the stones. The bracelet weighs 57.1 grams (2.01 oz or 1.84 ozt) and is unsigned sterling silver. Beautiful solid vintage Zuni turquoise mosaic inlay bracelet! $339.95