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Lot 0022
One marked inside sterling Silver King Made Chatsworth California the other 14K sterling, sterling Silver King Made Chatsworth California the bracelets are approximately 3/8 inch wide with an inner circumference of approximately 6 1/2 inches which includes the additional 1" wrist gap approximate total weight: 7.9 ounces or 224 g

Notes:Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the private collection of Southwest jewelry from a major dealer/collector, Part 1. The owner was a major dealer and collector of Navajo, Zuni and Hopi jewelry in Southern California for over 30 years. From the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, he operated a retail business that sold vintage, contemporary and custom Southwest jewelry to movie studios, prop and costume houses, and collectors. All items at auction are “from the vault” – ones that were reserved for personal use or set aside for future appreciation.
Everything in the collection is original and hand-made. Most items are crafted of solid silver – either sterling or coin silver, embellished with gem-quality turquoise stones and elaborate hand-cut bezels. The majority were crafted by talented artists; many are maker-stamped. Some are vintage ceremonial pieces; other contemporary pieces feature gold enhancements. Many are museum-quality items. None of the pieces have color-enhanced stones, or are plated with silver or nickel. Overall, the owner’s quest was to obtain top-quality items that were out of the ordinary – the finest examples of handwork they could find.

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Estimate $300 - $500Dec 04, 2016
South San Francisco, CA, USA