ANA 1285 Golden Hills turquoise bracelet- Navajo artist Rebecca Begay

$499.00

Traditional Navajo bracelet. Set in solid sterling silver with heavy stamping creates a design that really reflects the artists style. Crafted by a Navajo artist – Rebecca Begay. The light coloring of the Golden Hills turquoise is a nice contrast with the satin finish of the silver.The bracelet measures approximately 1″ at its widest point and tapers down to 3/8″. Easily shaped to fit almost any wrist, its the perfect size.

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Navajo bracelet with Golden Hills turquoise – Artist Rebecca Begay


GOLDEN HILLS TURQUOISE:

In the Russian hills of Kazakhstan sits the GOLDEN HILLS mine. The Turquoise is only mined in the winter months during the freezing cold and snow as rains flood the mine during the summer. The location of the mine is remote and difficult to bring equipment in and out of. It is the only Turquoise known to have the unique coloring of bright blue with a Lavender undertone.


Sterling silver

Is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.

SILVER, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and elements other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting porosity and fire scale. Such elements include germanium, zinc, platinum, silicon, and boron. Recent examples of alloys using these metals include argentium, sterlium, sterilite and silvadium.

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Oxidized silver (black coloring in the silver ) is a process that many jewelers use to give sterling silver a black patina. It gives the jewelry an antique or tarnished look. The process consists of taking clean sterling silver and using a chemical (liver of sulphur) to treat it to speed up the tarnishing effect.

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