NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED LINK BRACELET IN 14KT GOLD
Stunning link bracelet in 14kt yellow gold. Designed by renown Navajo artist Calvin Begay. The 15 hinge links are inlayed with hand cut sleeping beauty turquoise. Each of these links measures 3/8" square with a total length of 7"1/2. Due to its style of hinged links it fits perfectly. It has a medium weight to it. The bracelet features a box clasp and a safety chain for a secure closure.
The Sleeping Beauty Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is no longer an active mine. For many years it produced a wide range of turquoise that is now even more highly prized for its solid soft blue color, with little or no matrix. The color of the turquoise ranges from a deep royal blue to a light sky blue. The mine originally was worked for copper and gold but during the last five decades or so it has produced gemstone quality turquoise in quantities to satisfy the commercial market. In general, the miners lease portions of the "dumps" and sort turquoise from there. The mine is currently closed.