The centerpiece of this one-of-a-kind leather cuff bracelet was originally a sterling silver bracelet that was crafted by an unidentified Navajo silversmith, circa the later 1900's. The lovely rectangular silver piece features scalloped edges and a gorgeous, hand stamped Native American motif that includes a pair of crossed arrows in the center that symbolize friendship. It is lashed to a burnt golden brown leather cuff that was created from a reconditioned vintage belt. The distressed leather features a marvelous tooled floral/leaf pattern and aged patina. The cuff has a button stud closure and will comfortably fit a small wrist that measures in the 6" - 6 1/4" range. This unique sterling silver cuff bracelet is a fine example of the exceptional workmanship of the Navajo Indians and is the perfect western bracelet to wear every day!
Leather Type: Vintage tooled belt leather
Original Repurposed Item: Old pawn bracelet - circa late 1900's
Metal & Gemstone: Sterling silver
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Cuff Width: 3/4"
Dimensions of Centerpiece: 2 1/4" x 5/8"
Fits Wrist Size: 6" - 6 1/4"
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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