Green turquoise? Native?

Just looking for some thoughts on this piece, I was told it was Green Turquoise but given I have never seen any I really have no idea… or even if it is indeed Native American. Thoughts?




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Yes you have green turquoise and what looks like a nice older Native American cuff bracelet. Very nice!

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Thanks! Any idea about how old? I was thinking 50s or 60s?

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Not sure but I think it could be older than that. Let’s see what others say.

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I not the best at age but I was thinking 30-50’s. It’s a great cuff.

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Age is always difficult to determine. You look at technique and see if it makes sense if you are going to call it the 1930s. I looked through the Fred Peshlakai and Fred Harvey books to see if I could find something similar (lots of other books out there it is what I had in arms reach). I found one in Fred Harvey that took a twisted wire and then would have hammered that into a triangle wire mold, the other in Fred Peshalakai is similar to this bracelet where it was a twisted wire then hammered flat. The cuff here I imagine was twisted wire that was then run through a roller. My wife’s grandma had a wonderful cluster bracelet that was Fox Turquoise that had changed to this same color due to age and wear.


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Here’s its cousin. This seller knows her material pretty well, and she calls it Cerrillos, which is what I would have guessed as well. My estimate is 1940s-1960.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133945621024?chn=ps&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&amdata=enc%3A12WtdKJbUR46syc7r85FQ6g97&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=133945621024&targetid=1599090335497&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=9014876&poi=&campaignid=15275224983&mkgroupid=131097072938&rlsatarget=pla-1599090335497&abcId=9300697&merchantid=6346554&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsdiTBhD5ARIsAIpW8CIFwsaqE9xbwQB2UXC8PHR7QHJ64zLpG7gAG3_keUxY4GxDWcxSx58aAnrjEALw_wcB

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