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GARY CUSTER NAVAJO STERLING SILVER & TURQUOISE BRACELET

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In the mid 1800s, Navajo silversmiths started to use sand casting as one of their silversmithing techniques.  Today, silversmiths still use this technique by carving a design in tufa stone (a porous limestone) and then placing another stone against it.  The two pieces are fastened together and molten silver is poured in.  Once it has cooled, the artist takes the piece out and finishes it.  Navajo artist Gary Custer created this stunning bracelet in this manner.  Sterling silver bracelet set with a Turquoise stone.  The bracelet has a satin finish with oxidized ends to give it a vintage look.  Gary has accomplished many silversmithing techniques, learning the traditions from his family of silversmiths.  Weighs 36 grams.  The entire inner circumference is about 6  5/8”, including 1” opening.  Signed

1/2” wide

The Navajos began working with silver in the 19th century, and began making things like buckles, bridles, buttons, rings, canteens, hollow beads, earrings, crescent-shaped pendants (called “najas”), bracelets, crosses, powder chargers, tobacco canteens, and conchos (for belts).  Their silversmithing skills has evolved and changed throughout the years, and in about 1880 Navajo silversmiths started to set turquoise in their silver work.  Traditionally, Navajo artists worked with jewelry techniques like repousee and stamp work, but today they explored in other Native American jewelry making techniques like Zuni inlay work and Hopi overlay work.

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Weight 2 lbs
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