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Posted 1 month ago

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Hi all!

Look at this amazing piece! Men's sterling silver cuff bracelet. I would love to know if this piece is authentic turquoise or not. It looks like it is but I am not positive and have not seen another like it for comparison. From what I have seen, the artist is Native American Grace Smith of the Navajo Tribe.
Her works seem to be quite different and not so traditional, like this is. The coral appears to be natural as well.

This piece weighs 101.7 grams, very heavy and very large. Three banded sterling silver, signed with a "G" (and sterling) it is nearly 2.5" tall, the interior measurement is just over 5.5" with the 1.75" opening. Around the face is a snake, some scrollwork, coral and a feather.

I have done the hot pin test and the pin does not penetrate or stick. Of course, I'm grateful for that but are there any other tests I can do myself? I really do need to be sure. And has anyone ever seen anything like this with a face? If it is one of a kind I will be more than ecstatic!

Thanks for any help and or ideas. I really appreciate them all.

Mystery Solved

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  1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Thanks Caper! Nice of you to drop in!
  2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 month ago
    Wow, where did you get that?? What a bracelet....
  3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Thanks Bonnie. Estate sale, all Native American. It was more than awesome there. Just like a museum! Have you ever seen one like it???
  4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Thanks for the love BB2 and Tassie. Much appreciate from both of you!
  5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Oops, forgot to hit the "see more" tab, button or just words! But I could never forget any of you... so a big thank you to: Mr J, Kevin, Thomas, Melanie and Daveshoper!

    Much gratitude to you.

  6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Thanks for the love Hel1, I appreciate you stopping in!
  7. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 1 month ago
    That's quite an impressive piece!! :-o Very unique!
  8. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 1 month ago
    It's really quite something special...BEAUTIFUL ! :)
  9. buckethead buckethead, 1 month ago
    This piece is awesome! Love it Lots :)
  10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Thanks bcv for the love and comment. That's what I thought when I saw it!
  11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    It's crazy beautiful Ken, I think you are right ;) Thanks for the love and comment! Always appreciated.
  12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Thank you buckethead, glad it caught your eye ;) Appreciated!
  13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Thank you all for stopping in and loving!

    aura
    LovelyPat
    JImam
    mikelv85
    fortapache
    Hel1
    Thanks again.
  14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 29 days ago
    Thanks Karen for stoppin in! Much appreciated as always!!!
  15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 29 days ago
    I have only found one other bracelet similar to this and it's described as a hand carved, turquoise Indian Chief bracelet. I was unable to copy the link for it and couldn't find it in any other place, just google images.

    Does anyone know where to find another??? I'd love to see it.
  16. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 28 days ago
    Thanks caperkid and lisa for stoppin in to see. I appreciate it ;)
  17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 27 days ago
    Gorgeous Piece !~
  18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 27 days ago
    Thank you Phil. I agree and found out he is real turquoise!
  19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 27 days ago
    Vintage fran, thanks for stopping in and loving! Much appreciated ;)
  20. valentino97 valentino97, 26 days ago
    I wish I could help you - but I don't know. I'll keep looking thru my research books. Maybe contact the Turquoisemuseum.com. It's a very impressive museum/store in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. XOXO
  21. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 24 days ago
    Great idea Val, seems like the perfect resource. I did find out that the turquoise is real but I'm going to contact them anyway! Thanks much xoxo back at cha ;)
  22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 24 days ago
    Thanks Eli68. Love that name, Eli!
  23. valentino97 valentino97, 22 days ago
    Share - I believe the owner's name is Joe Dan Lowry. He's written a couple good books on turquoise. :)
  24. KarenLR71, 18 days ago
    Stunning find! Breathtakingly beautiful!! Looks the mark that Grace uses but I see your point in it being a bit different than what she's known for. Maybe see if she has a Facebook page and post a pic there?
  25. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 14 days ago
    Val, I looked for this museum and got lost in the mix, so I couldn't find it. No need to any longer! And with that, I'm hoping to stockpile a few more pieces. This guy was much too big for my arm. (that's a mans' arm in the photo)! I guess that's clear, but for those that may not know it...haha Thanks so much for that info!
  26. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 14 days ago
    Thank you Karen. I honestly didn't find much of her work, but I thought the ones I did find were not similar to this but different than other silversmiths. Thank you for the love and comment! I appreciate it ;)
  27. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 14 days ago
    Thanks for the love Jean and Ted! Much appreciated!
  28. JFranca JFranca, 9 days ago
    I can't tell you anything about it other than, holy crap that's awesome!
  29. JFranca JFranca, 9 days ago
    I just want to let you know that my birthday was 2 weeks ago, but I gladly accept belated birthday presents. I'm a big guy, it would fit me great! I realize we don't know each other, but you could make this the best belated birthday EVER! ;)

    All joking aside (actually i would still be happy to accept this as a birthday present if for some reason you went out of your mind) I would recommend you search for Francisco Gomez and see where that takes you. Wish i could be of more help.
  30. kyratango kyratango, 9 days ago
    Whooohhh, Share! That's a wonderful piece!!!

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