Wilson Jim 104 - Heavy round wire turquoise bracelet
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A Wilson Jim original cuff bracelet. Set in solid sterling silver with heavy gauge round wire as a base along with heavy sheet silver elements that have deep detailed stamping. The single large oval turquoise stone measures 1 1/4" x 1/2" is wrapped with both round and square twist wire. Everywhere you look at this bracelet you see great details. Truly a one of a kind. WILSON JIM CUFF BRACELET Wilson Jim is a Navajo artist that is known for detailed silver-smithing, high grade stones and original designs. Born July 13th 1949 in Northern Arizona, he continues to work today. 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.Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. In its high-grade form it has always been considered among the top-quality American turquoise. This high blue color has become a "color standard" in the industry, reflected by the name "Kingman Blue". However, much of the turquoise from Kingman occurs as seams, masses and veins, rather than in nugget form.