PERSIAN 112 – Vintage 1990’s Darryl Cadman cuff bracelet


Circa 1990’s Navajo made cuff bracelet. Handcrafted by well known artist Darryl Cadman. This is one of his first designs from over 20 years ago. Darryl is known for unique silver work and iconic elements of the Navajo culture. 13- Persian turquoise stones run down the middle of the bracelet and it really make a statement. Measuring 3/4″ at its widest point and tapers down to 5/8″. The bracelet is large with 5-1/2″ of silver on the inside with a 1-1/4″ opening. Truly one of a kind.

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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.

Persian Turquoise:

Persia is known to have some of the world’s oldest Natural Turquoise mines in the world. Perhaps the first type of turquoise that was introduced into western culture through the Silk Road, Persian Turquoise became available to Europe, Western Asia and America coming from cities like Tous, Neishapour, Damghan, Grogan, and Baghdad among others. When the rare turquoise was brought into Europe around the 16th century, people who usually spoke Chinese, Persian, Turkish or Arabic carried the stone. The word turquoise was coined when Persian Turquoise was brought from Turkey mines in historic Khorasan, a province of Persia.

Persian Turquoise comes from a number of mines in modern day Iran. The stones from all mines show a great color variation. Many mines were worked around Nishapur, 225 miles east of the southern end of the Caspian Sea, close to old caravan routes. Persian Turquoise has been highly coveted in the middle east for centuries.



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