April 28, 2014
About ten years ago (or perhaps a few years more than that) I purchased a silver bracelet from the “sale” basket at the Heard Museum. It was an old piece that I have come to love and for which I often receive compliments.
The piece had no visible identifying markings – until recently when the piece of turquoise fell out to show an engraved floral design at the base of the 2×3 cm oval that encased the stone. This is something that I had never seen and thought perhaps it could help provide information about the piece and who made it and increase my connection to the bracelet
The bracelet itself is fashioned from three double strands of open braided “rope” with the rough piece of turquoise set in the middle. On each side of the bracelet on top of the “rope” is a right facing arrow below that is a right facing eagle. There is a hammered finish to the entire piece.
Pictures are available of course. Can you help? Thanks so much.
First of all, thank you for your patience. This is the last question from April – I am trying to get caught up!
Second and more importantly, what a great bracelet ! I can see why you bought it !
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About all I can say about your bracelet Jennifer is that it does show:
handmade arrows and a beautiful Turquoise stone.
As far as the pattern underneath the stone, rather than a hallmark, I think it is more an indication of re-purposing a piece of silver that had been used or started for another project.
Perhaps other readers have comments.
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