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Sterling Cluster Cuff featuring Lone Mountain Turquoise

Zuni

About The Sterling Cluster Cuff featuring Lone Mountain Turquoise

Sterling silver and natural turquoise from the Lone Mountain mine in Nevada were used in making this meticulously executed bracelet.  Silver, mill-rolled sheet and drawn round wire of two gauges were utilized in the fabrication of the cuff's foundation as well as for decorative elements with drawn triangle wire forming top and bottom primary shank components.  "Raindrops" were smelted and individually soldered between settings to form the lacey edge and decorate spaces within the cluster and flanking fan forms.

Bezels are fine, hand cut, with serrated edges.  Repousse crescents frame the centermost stone and set the curve of each flanking "fan".

 

Savvy Price $2,850.00

Gallery Price $3,400.00

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Description

Sterling silver and natural turquoise from the Lone Mountain mine in Nevada were used in making this meticulously executed bracelet.  Silver, mill-rolled sheet and drawn round wire of two gauges were utilized in the fabrication of the cuff's foundation as well as for decorative elements with drawn triangle wire forming top and bottom primary shank components.  "Raindrops" were smelted and individually soldered between settings to form the lacey edge and decorate spaces within the cluster and flanking fan forms.

Bezels are fine, hand cut, with serrated edges.  Repousse crescents frame the centermost stone and set the curve of each flanking "fan".

 

About the Artist

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces 2.23 troy ounces
Size Inside end to end is 5 3/4" with a 1" opening. Maximum width of cuff is 2 1/2"
Date of creation 1965-1975
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural Lone Mountain turquoise
Description Turquoise of dusky vibrant blue with red to black matrix are hand cut and polished to make 72 pear-shaped cabochons 1/4" X 1/8" and a little larger.
Design The remarkable hue of this turquoise with its darker variations are reminiscent of the sky just after sunset.
Provenance Ka Wo
Gram weight 69.4 grams
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