Arland Ben Rare Gem Grade Blue Star Spiderweb Turquoise Hammered Ingot Coin Silver Bracelet
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A large and seldom seen Blue Star spiderweb turquoise was chosen for this handsome bracelet created by Arland Ben. The gem grade natural cabochon is a deep lustrous blue green with beautiful black and golden-brown spiderweb matrix. The mine produced a hand full of outstanding gems several years ago prior to being abandoned as unproductive. These hat mines are emblematic of Nevada as a few pieces of float turquoise is found on top of the earth indicating a potential for a productive mine that simply does exist. The gem is set in a hand made bezel on top of a heavy shank made of old American coin silver. The coins are melted and rolled into a sheet of ingot then hammered into shape. Arland has then deeply stamped the piece both from the back in a reposse technique and from the top. The detail of the piece is unique and gorgeous with a stunning patina that can only be produced from coin. The completed bracelet is a unique one of a kind revival of classic Native Americana.
Inner Circumference of Bracelet: 6 1/4 in. Bracelet Gap Size: 1-1/4 in. Bracelet Width From Center: 1-1/4 in. (and tapers down to: 1 in.) Stone Size: 1 in. x 3/4 in. Full Inner Circumference of Bracelet Gap Size Included: 7 1/2 in. (Can be slightly adjusted prior to shipment upon request)
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