Presenting an amazing one-of-a-kind vintage 1960's Sterling Silver cuff bracelet from NEVADA'S own Royston turquoise This unique Southwestern bracelet features a genuine natural old Royston Turquoise cabochon, directly from the Bunker Hill mine, ranging in color from the extremely rare Cobalt Blue to the classic Robin's Egg Blue. And the cuff bracelet has unusual applique Sterling silver nuggets on the ends. Great care has been taken to preserve the natural patina of this historical piece.
Size bracelet is 5"½ plus 1"? Gap 19mmx8mmwide weight 37.1grams great addition to your collection This exquisite bracelet was created by the very talented and highly regarded Navajo Silversmith, Vivian Barbone.
Vivian barbone was born and raised in Shiprock, New Mexico. She creates amazing jewelry reminiscent of jewelry from the 40's, 50's and 60's while adding a touch of modern style. SHe has won many awards for his work and his jewelry is shown at finer Native American galleries in New Mexico and Arizona. Royston is a district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, The Royal Blue.
Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues which are set off by a heavy brown matrix. The Royston mine is producing a little high grade turquoise today, operated by the Ottison family. They process most of their material into finished cabs and allow very little rough to come onto the market. This controlled output has raised the price of this material considerably in recent years. One of the few mines in America still in operation.
Colors run from blues to greens and often have both colors in the same stone.