#8 Turquoise cuff bracelet w/Twist wire


This is an excellent example of the use of heavy twist wire in a bracelet. The Navajo artist  has chosen to hand twist sterling silver to form the main shape of this piece with a single piece of heavy gauge square wire down the center. This type of design creates a solid and comfortable feel. Three genuine #8 turquoise stones are used, the center oval measures 1 x 3/4 with the outside tear drop shaped stones measuring 7/8 x 3/4. They are also wrapped in with twist wire. The bracelet measures 5 1/2″ on the inside with a 1 ” 1/4 opening.

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No. 8

The No. 8 turquoise mine in Carlin, Nevada was first mined in 1929 until its depletion. In its prime, No. 8 produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise found. A spider web matrix of colors ranging from golden brown to black set off the unique bright powder blue background of the stone. High grade No. 8 is deep blue in color and is very rare. No. 8 turquoise has been a very valuable acquisition, rumors of new stashes of great quantity threaten the value from a collector’s standpoint, if they prove to be true, of course the high-grade will always be very valuable.

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