Sammie Kescoli Begay Darling Darlene Turquoise Ingot Coin Sterling Silver Row Bracelet
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Five perfectly matched large turquoise gems were selected for this marvelous row bracelet hand made by Sammie Begay. The natural gems are from the little known Darling Darlene mine located near Battle Mountain Nevada. Last mined in the early 1970s by Joe Barredo, the claim is named after his daughter, Darlene. The claim was never a large producer so turquoise of this quality is seldom encountered. The gems are deep 3D hunter green with tints of golden brown spiderweb matrix. They sit in elegant hand made bezels separated by fine stars. Sammie has created the heavy shank by melting old American sterling silver coins and rolling and hammering them to shape. The ingot silver smithing technique requires tremendous skill and very few jewelers are carrying on with it today due to the labor involved. The end result is a one of a kind masterpiece to be cherished through generations.
Inner Circumference of Bracelet: 6-1/2 in. Bracelet Gap Size: 1-3/8 in. Bracelet Width From Center: 1-3/8 in. (and tapers down to: 7/8 in.) Center Stone Size: 1-3/16 in. x 15/16 in. (at widest point) Full Inner Circumference of Bracelet Gap Size Included: 7-7/8 in. (Can be slightly adjusted prior to shipment upon request)
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