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Navajo Sterling Bisbee Turquoise Cuff Bracelet; Tommy Singer

Navajo Sterling Bisbee Turquoise Cuff Bracelet; Tommy Singer


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Native American: Pre 1980: Item # 1288313

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DESCRIPTION: A very good-looking and beautifully crafted Navajo sterling and turquoise cuff bracelet by artist Tommy Singer. The bracelet features nine Bisbee Blue natural stones mounted on a silver cuff between a scrolling border of stamp work and silver beads. Bisbee Blue refers to the turquoise that comes from copper mines located near Bisbee, Arizona; this mine is known for its hard, finely webbed, strikingly brilliant blue stones of high quality. The inside cuff is stamped "STERLING" and hallmarked "T", for Tommy Singer. See the last photo showing this bracelet with other pieces from our Native American jewelry collection.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Navajo artist Tommy Singer (B. 1940) has continued in the legacy of his father as a jewelry silversmith. He and his family create traditional stamp-work and contemporary chip inlay jewelry, each piece imbued with meanings from his Navajo traditions. His collections are in the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, and the University of Colorado, among others, and are exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the Southwest.

CONDITION: Excellent; this attractive cuff has no damage to the stones and all stones are secure in their bezels. This cuff is a joy to wear as it fits nicely around the wrist and has a lovely feminine appearance and weight. DIMENSIONS: 7" circumference (17.8 cm), suitable for a size adult, medium. The circumference is the total measurement around the inside, including the gap between the ends. This is also the approximate wrist size. Weight is 1.41 oz. (40 grams).