NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED CUFF BRACELET
Vintage 1970's cuff bracelet. Genuine Persian turquoise and mediterranean red coral. Four pieces of heavy gauge 1/2 round wire is used for the base of the bracelet. The artist has used 16 pieces of red coral and a single piece of Persian turquoise. Measuring 1"1/2 with a 1" taper. Easily fit to mosts wrist with a 5"1/2 inside measurement with a 1" opening. This is a rare offering.
Red coral comes from certain areas, such as the Mediterranean, where the specific water temperature and conditions allow coral to thrive. Coral is a hardened tube or branch. Only about 10% of coral is considered jewelry quality. Coral comes in shades from blood-red to orange to pink to white
Persian Turquoise: Persia is known to have some of the world’s oldest Natural Turquoise mines in the world. Perhaps the first type of turquoise that was introduced into western culture through the Silk Road, Persian Turquoise became available to Europe, Western Asia and America