Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/2", plus a 1" opening, and is 3/4" at widest point. The bracelet weighs 37 grams.
This magnificent and traditional cuff bracelet represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece is Navajo hand crafted by artist Bobby Platero, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise. The bracelet consist of TWO rectangular Turquoise stones delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work creates a beautiful horse centerpiece design, while mini silver beads, twisted silver, imprinted and hand cut patterns add style to the bracelet for a wonderful finish. The bracelet is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.
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.