This one-of-a-kind leather cuff bracelet was created using a repurposed, sterling silver and green malachite pawn item which serves as its centerpiece. The old pawn piece was originally a small bolo created by a Navajo silversmith in the mid to late 1900's. The piece is signed on the back by the artist as "L Bennett" and "Sterling". The exquisite oval stone features a swirling pattern of light and dark greens. It is set in a tiny sawtooth bezel surrounded by a row of nine Navajo "pearls" along its top and bottom edges. The black leather cuff was created from a reconditioned, tooled western belt that has been well worn and exhibits a rich patina. It features a wonderful tooled western design that depicts leaves and flowers. This stunning leather cuff has a button stud closure and will fit a larger wrist that measures in the 6 3/4" - 7" range. The colors and textures are exquisite in this unique western cuff bracelet!
Leather Type: Vintage western belt
Original Repurposed Item: Old pawn bolo - circa mid to late 1900's
Metal & Gemstone: Sterling silver and malachite
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Hallmark/Signature: L Bennett, Sterling
Cuff Width: 1"
Dimensions of Centerpiece: 1 5/8" x 1"
Fits Wrist Size: 6 3/4" - 7"
Rich leathers, hand-forged sterling silver, and natural gemstones form an irresistible partnership in these extraordinary heirloom cuff bracelets! Most of the one-of-a-kind cuff centerpieces are exclusively designed and created by Jill Judd of Roca Jewelry Designs, while others feature antique, "dead pawn" jewelry pieces handcrafted by the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Indians. We at Roca Jewelry Designs search high and low for the finest of stones to incorporate into our cuff centerpieces as well as for special, vintage Native American-made jewelry items (bolos, rings, pendants, etc.) to repurpose into unusual focal adornments.
To create the cuff portion of our bracelets, we painstakingly source, recycle, and refurbish vintage leathers from wherever we can find them! Old western belts with wonderfully worn, intricately tooled designs are used for many of the larger cuffs, while smaller bracelets are created using well-used, reconditioned reins and harness leathers. Each handmade leather cuff bracelet possesses its own distinctive character and seems to tell its own unique story - no two are alike, nor can they be replicated!
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