Is it possible that anyone could help me identify the maker of this beautiful bracelet,the mark on the back just reads Sterling and the initials JK I would really love to find out any information or history on this piece,I have attached images
^Sorry, but this is not within the realm of what Zuni people produce.
It’s important, in all research on hallmarks, to keep in mind how it actually looks and was fabricated. If an item looks Navajo–as this does–look for a Navajo maker’s hallmark, or else it might be (1) unable to be determined, or (2) “Navajo style” made by someone not Native American.
This is a Navajo piece, couldn’t find the hallmark. Classic turquoise and coral combination with silver leaves. Looks like a piece of Sleeping Beauty and the coral is referred to as branch coral from the Mediterranean. I don’t feel like it is a very old piece, maybe back to the 1990s.