Posted 5 years ago
2" central motif features 46 beautiful hand-set green turquoise (maybe from Nevada?) stones w/sterling rope, curved wire and beads. The bezels are old-style pointed grips. Back is marked LMR Navajo sterling. Hard to make out the initials because 3-banded framework positioned right on top of the initials. Motifs were assembled and then made into jewelry.
During college in the late 70s' I worked part-time at an Indian jewelry stand in the mall at Waterloo, IA . I don't have anything from this shop because I was a poor college student. Enjoyed the experience and learned a lot from the owners. Later turquoise jewelry wasn't popular in the 80's and 90's - but I disagreed and bought many wonderful pieces for less than the 1970's prices. And now I have some amazing pieces which I'll post later. This bracelet came from a 90's auction. I knew it wasn't top grade Navajo but on the other hand I haven't seen one like it lately. Lost a stone over the years - I wear it a lot and love it.