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Turquoise and Coral Bracelet

Roy Vandever

About The Turquoise and Coral Bracelet

Blue Gem turquoise AAA grade is delicious turquoise ranging in color from deep blue to teal with golden brown matrix. The coral used in this cuff is very red Mediterranean "free form" branch cuts pendant. Stampwork and repousse are used along with hand-made bezels.

This cuff is marked with Vandever's "R" followed by a slash mark.

Savvy Price $350.00

Gallery Price $450.00

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Blue Gem turquoise AAA grade is delicious turquoise ranging in color from deep blue to teal with golden brown matrix. The coral used in this cuff is very red Mediterranean "free form" branch cuts pendant. Stampwork and repousse are used along with hand-made bezels.

This cuff is marked with Vandever's "R" followed by a slash mark.

About the Artist

This Navajo silversmith is listed briefly in Barton Wright's book Hallmarks of the Southwest. Reportedly Vandever was from the Prewitt, New Mexico region and his initials (RV) are printed with the two letters wedged together in Gothic print.

The artist died at the age of 72 in January 2009.

Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise and coral
Troy ounces 1.53 troy ounces
Size Bracelet is 5 1/4" interior with 1" opening.
Signed "R/" is marked on verso
Date of creation Early 1970's
Condition Excellent. No repairs.
Turquoise Natural Blue Gem Nevada AAA grade, high polished
Provenance Consigned by a Californian from her mother's estate JDV
Gram weight 47.4 grams