Posted 4 years ago
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.