The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/4", plus a 1-1/2" opening, and is 1" at widest point.
This is a very exquisite bracelet that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Ralph Bia, out of genuine sterling silver. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay including THREE bears. In this bracelet, the second layer creates remarkable traditional patterns and designs for a gorgeous finish. The cuff is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Bear: A popular symbol in Southwest art, often seen as a fetish, in weavings, on pottery, and in silverwork, sometimes with a 'heartline', extending from the mouth to the center of the body.
Sterling Silver is a metal, which consists of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. Although any metal can make up the 7.5% of non-silver component, years of study have shown that copper is most compatible, while aiding the solidity and durability of the metal without harming its beautiful color. The small amount of 7.5% copper added to all silver has almost no effect on the metals overall value. Due to the durability of sterling silver it is not only used for jewelry, but household accessories as well. Silver is known to last a lifetime with the proper care.