NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED CUFF BRACELET
Handcrafted cuff bracelet by Navajo artist Murphy Platero (stamped MP). The crosses consist of genuine orange spiny oyster shell and Kingman turquoise. The bracelet has detailed stamping throughout. The raised mounting of the crosses make a statement. Measuring 1" in width with an inside measurement of 5-1/4" and a 1-1/4" opening. This a outstanding bracelet.
Spiny Oyster Shell (orange colors) Living Spondylus shells are, indeed, very spiny, but the polished product looks very smooth the most used Spondylid Bivalve shell colors include orange, reds, and purples and may include distinct striations and color variations.The Orange Spiny Oyster occurs in shallow to moderately deep waters, where snorkelers and scuba divers readily harvest them.
Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.