Slave bracelets, or hand flowers, had been long popular before making their debut in the Western world. As it turns out, India is where the term hand flower originated:" kamal" is the Hindi word for the Lotus flower and refers to this hand ornament, which was often an ornamental piece of bridal jewelry.
This particular "slave bracelet" was made by a Native American artisan with a very traditional Navajo design. All three elements feature sterling silver leaves, silver curls, dots and bright blue Kingman turquoise stones. The bracelet has a split shank and total inner circumference of approx. I think the bracelet is the most important part that needs to fit because the ring could always be re-sized and the chain could always be lengthened.
The ring currently measures a size 5. The center piece measures 1 3/16 inches long by 9/16 inch wide.The inside of the ring shank is marked, "Sterling" and so is the center piece; the bracelet tested as sterling silver (no hallmark). The Kingman turquoise stones vary in size, shape and color and measure an average of 5mm x 7mm. There is vintage patina and expected age wear to this item including fine scratches an small dings to the silver. Overall, it is in good vintage condition for its age. This Vintage piece is very attractivel as is, but one could also opt to have a jeweler detach the 3 pieces and remove any extra hardware.
The central piece could become a pendant and you'd have a whole jewelry set! Please see detailed measurements below. Total Wt: 26.3 grams.
Chain Length from bottom of bracelet to top of ring: approx. Hallmarks: "sterling" on ring and "sterling" on center piece.
Condition: very good vintage condition, dark vintage patina, vintage age wear, such as fine scratches to the silver. Ring Length: 30mm or 1 3/16 Inches. Ring Width: 18mm or 3/4 Inch. Tip to tip : 5 1/4inches. Total inner circumference : 6 3/4 inches.
Right to left center of the bracelet opening : 2 1/2 inches. Widest Point: 1 3/8 inches. 100 % of the items I sell are pre-owned, vintage, or antique.Every item I sell will have some signs of wear. The combination of photos and descriptions are my best effort to communicate the beauty, condition, and any defects. Your personal expertise regarding an item may well be greater than mine so feel free to ask questions regarding elements not mentioned in my description.
Sometimes issues come up and there are delays, which I understand. Check with me re larger items! Sometimes items going to apartment, forwarders, or third parties may also require a signature. Depending on the country, I may also send the package certified with a signature required upon receipt.
Does your government charge duty? The item "VTG Navajo sterling silver kingman turquoise slave cuff bracelet ring" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "justifiable_expense" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, China, Japan.