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    Posted 4 years ago

    freiheit
    (1097 items)

    I found this bangle and because it was priced next to nothing I got it. When I took a good look at it, I realized that it has a mark on it: 925
    It still needs some cleaning but I don't want to over-do it. I like some patina on some jewelry. I think it gives it some "character", don't you think?
    I am not sure what the stone is.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      This is a lovely Arts and Crafts bangle, is the stone blue it could be Turquoise or is more of a green colour it could be Agate.
    2. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks a lot for your comment, Peasejean55:) I will look into your lead.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Nice find! For me it looks native american with a turquoise matrix!
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Yes, Kyra is right on this one.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      This is great looking freiheit!!
    6. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks a lot, jscotto363:)
    7. southcop southcop, 4 years ago
      turquoise matrix,probably native american!!
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Hi freiheit. Yes, this is turquoise, a highly desired piece as well. It's from the Arizona, Nevada borders. You can take a toothpick to clean out the crevasses if you like. They will not scratch the silver or the stone. You'll want to remove all the cleaner from it. A soft toothbrush will help but won't remove everything.

      Personally, I like my jewelry to shine unlike most. This is more than likely made around the late 60's. It has a somewhat primitive look to it. Really nice. I may have left a link to a good reference site for you before, but seeing you have quite a bit of these pieces, I'll give you another one...
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Here are a couple, if they don't work, let me know...

      http://nativeamericanjewelrytips.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/bell-trading-company-history-and-hallmarks/

      http://www.palmstrading.com/authentic-native-jewelry/

      Was it Twin Rocks link I gave you? There's one I really like but I can't seem to find it. When I do, I will get back to you.
    10. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Shareurpassion, thank you so much for your comments, information and the links. I will check them out as soon as I have a chance. When I found the piece, my first thought was that it could be Native American, too. But these items are rather expensive here and I am a bargain shopper. For that reason I thought it was just a pretty thing and I bought it. Since then I have started to read a bit about this kind of jewelry and I like it even more. Among the reasons why I like it are the design, the fact that they are hand- made or mostly hand-made, and that they are easy to wear. I am a bit clumsy and I hate it when I break something. Now I got a problem: I would like to find more! I have seen a really nice selection in an antique shop but all of the bangles I liked where rather expensive. But enough complaining - I want to read your links now!

      Thanks again, shareurpassion:)
    11. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks also, southcop!
    12. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, Trey, Manikin, Zowie , PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, melaniej, jscott0363, mikelv85, DrFluffy, SEAN68, Jewels, katherinescollections , Peasejean55, vetraio50, and aghcollect:)
    13. JoyB JoyB, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous bracelet! I would say it is definitely a Native American Turquoise and sterling piece. Here is a place I use to try to identify turquoise. It has a lot of the mines listed with examples of the turquoise found in the mines.

      http://tucsonturquoise.com/?page_id=28

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