B655NA “Hearts and Roses”
$610.00 – $665.00
This elegant bracelet is an old friend that adapts itself so easily to a handsome and very special necklace. It is an old friend because for many years I have had the antique Navajo long coral and turquoise charms on either side of the focal charm, that add so much to the beauty and authenticity of Navaho craftsmanship, but now its time to share in our new monthly FEATURED ITEM presentation.
The focal charm in this bracelet/necklace is a vintage and detailed sterling hand made Navaho charm beautifully detailed in swirls of sterling design surrounding the chunky Kingman turquoise stone. It is unmarked in the common old way prior to the 1930s. Beside this charm are two rich looking sterling roses each with small detailed hearts dangling below, then the old turquoise and coral Navajo charms, then four slices of turquoise stones and four vintage hand stamped sterling concho charms with little dangles.
I’ve added two more hand made vintage sterling coral and turquoise charms, one marked, and a scatter of sterling charms, including an Indian with a feather bonnet, a cowboy boot, and two Kachinas. The band of this bracelet is made with discs of natural red spiny oyster with two important square sterling silver center beads. The bracelet is about 7.5″ wearable length and the clasp is a sterling toggle clasp that is large and easy to use. Adding the chain makes this a lovely 17″ necklace, which can be adjusted larger or smaller to your special requirements.
Necklaces seem to make a statement. We wear them to identify ourselves, to display how we feel, who we are, and we have so many choices! Just enjoy!
Charm bracelets speak to us with all kinds of beauty and memories. Happily, they can be almost anything, items from your own collection or elegant new items with elegant colors and a new sense of adventure. They can come to you from far away craftsmen in distant countries, or from the jewelry bench of a talented Native American silversmith. They can be worn on your wrist to remind you of a special moment, or they can often be worn as a necklace to compliment your smile. The simple addition of a sterling silver chain extension gives you the freedom to choose. This personal freedom which special jewelry gives us comes from the ancient beginnings of mankind in simple clay effigy figures and wonderful paintings on cave walls, to what we have with us today.