This vintage Navajo sterling silver and red natural branch coral bracelet is hallmarked by Pauline Benally. Hand crafted with five, large natural free-form Mediterranean branch corals set in saw-tooth bezels in the center of a shadowbox with cut and hand stamped details, this cuff is a wonderful statement piece that exemplifies her superior craftsmanship skills.
The shadowbox technique consists of a cutout top layer that is usually domed and it is soldered to a solid bottom layer. This gives contrast to whatever is in the shadowbox.
The corals measure approximately 1/2″ long. The width of the cuff at the center measures 1.5", tapering down to 1" before tapering up to 1.375" toward the ends. #A.
Stamps: P.Benally, Sterling
Approximate wrist size: 5.875" (cuff size 5.375" + .50" gap)
In order to preserve the original vintage integrity of our items, we do not polish them. We have found that many customers prefer the warm patina of a vintage, unpolished piece. However, if you prefer a brilliant shine rather than the patina that comes with age, items can be easily polished by a jeweler.
Designer = P. Benally
Material = Sterling Silver
Metal Finish = Warm Patina
Gemstone = Coral
Shape/Cut = Branch
Gem Color = Red
Weight (Grams) = 51.9G
Condition = Vintage
Note: This item has been inspected and appraised by a GIA Graduate Gemologist Appraiser.
Diamond origin is tested using a GIA iD100 Gem Testing Device. Unless indicated otherwise, all diamonds are to be considered natural, earth-mined diamonds. All man-made, laboratory-grown, laboratory-created, or synthetic diamonds are well marked on the price tag as well as in the website description.
All diamond and gemstone grading is done under GIA standards as the mounting permits. All gemstone weights and measurements are approximate. Unless otherwise stated, colored gemstones may have commonly used clarity and color enhancing treatments per industry standards.
Prospective buyers should note that all jewelry we sell is 'used' and will likely have some amount of wear, we warranty that the item will be essentialy as we have described it, but no other warranties are expressed or implied, and all items are sold 'as is'.