Antique and Vintage Silver and Gold Cuff Bracelets

A cuff is a wide, usually rigid bracelet that’s slipped onto the wrist through an opening at its ends. Beginning in the 19th century, Navajo and Zuni silversmiths produced cuffs for tourists traveling west on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, which made several stops in the Southwestern United States en route from Chicago to Los Angeles. Large pieces of turquoise dominated many of these cuffs; others incorporated smaller stones as...Continue Reading