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A superb pair of historic Navajo silver bangle bracelets by The Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild, circa 1940’s-50’s
These two are pretty much the ultimate in revival-period Navajo silver bangle bracelets. They’re not a perfectly-matched pair, more fraternal twins than identical, but they have a perfectly-matched classic design sensibility and stunning craftsmanship by the renowned Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild whose ranks of silversmiths contained some of the greatest names in the history of Navajo silver work. To find out more about the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild,
These bangles are virtually the same size. The bracelet at right is 3/8” in width all the way around and1/8” in thickness. The inner circumference end-to-end is 5 1/8” inches and the gap between the terminals is 1 1/16” for a total interior circumference of 6 3/16”. It weighs 31 grams or 1 1/8 ounces.
The bracelet at left is also 3/8” in width all around and is just slightly less than 1/8” in thickness. The inner circumference end-to-end is also 5 1/8” and the gap between the terminals is also 1 1/16” for a total interior circumference of 6 3/8”. It weighs 29 grams or just slightly over 1 ounce.
Both bracelets are in excellent original condition with a fine soft patina from age and use. Both bracelets are properly and beautifully signed on the interior with the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild’s famous “Horned Sun” Hallmark and are also marked “NAVAJO”. You can buy these marvelous bracelets together or separately.
You can’t go wrong either way, they’re a historic dynamic duo.
Price $2,000 for both
The Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild is still in operation today.
Here is its outlet in Cameron, Arizona.
Bracelet on Left
Bracelet on Right