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Sterling Cuff Set with High Grade Persian Turquoise

Orville Tsinnie

About The Sterling Cuff Set with High Grade Persian Turquoise

There are two unusual treatments that make this bracelet special in subtle ways.  The first is the reversed or flat side up use of a trangular swedged bar in the center of the cuff as a bed for the stone settings.  This gives the structure additional strengfth while providing the needed base for a row of bezels.  

The second feature is the acute triangular carrination of the framing bars which are also ornamentally stamped.  This is an extremely difficult thing to do, but the gradual incline is aesthetic perfection.  Mr. Tsinnie was an artist with a uncompromising sense of beauty and the ability to realize his visions.

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Description

There are two unusual treatments that make this bracelet special in subtle ways.  The first is the reversed or flat side up use of a trangular swedged bar in the center of the cuff as a bed for the stone settings.  This gives the structure additional strengfth while providing the needed base for a row of bezels.  

The second feature is the acute triangular carrination of the framing bars which are also ornamentally stamped.  This is an extremely difficult thing to do, but the gradual incline is aesthetic perfection.  Mr. Tsinnie was an artist with a uncompromising sense of beauty and the ability to realize his visions.

About the Artist

Born circa 1950-2017, Tsinnie began producing jewelry circa 1970. Often he collaborated with his wife, Darlene Tsinnie, which is why his stamp often incorporates both their initials.

Tsinnie won many awards at Indian Market in Santa Fe from 1976 forward. His work was routinely sold through Shush Yaz Trading Post in Santa Fe and in Gallup and at Toh-Atin in Durango, Colorado.

Medium Sterling silver and natural Persian turquoise
Troy ounces 1.60 troy ounces
Size Center width of cuff is 7/8" tapering to 3/8" at each terminal. Length of bracelet is 5 1/2" end to end with a 1 3/16" opening--ideal for a 6 1/2" wrist with the possibility of adjustment for a smaller wrist
Signed "Tsinnie" on one terminal and "Shiprock" on the other
Date of creation 1970's (earliest mark and style)
Condition Excellent
Turquoise 9 oval deep blue to teal Persian turquoise cabochons measuring from 7/16" X 5/16" at the center stone tapering to 3/8" X 5/16" at each end. Matrix is red brown to black with touches of "rust" coloration.
Description Sterling silver ingot has been forged into swedged bands and mill rolled into sheet used to fabricate the shank and bezels of this cuff. "Raindrops" of silver ornament the spaces between the bezels and at the ends of the row. Only one very detailed crescent stamp was used in an even, deeply struck scallop along the top and bottom framing carrinated bands. Bezels are file serrated.
Provenance KW
Gram weight 49.7 grams