Smithsonian Bold Turquoise Scroll Design Sterling Cuff Bracelet
For almost 2,000 years, Native Americans of the American Southwest have favored the use of turquoise, fashioning beads, pendants, and other items from locally mined and traded blue and green stones. Contact with the Spanish, Mexicans, and Native people from the American Plains introduced new techniques of metalworking. After 1872, the Zuni of New Mexico, who had been working other metals since the mid-1800s, began working in silver, combining silver and turquoise in jewelry by about 1890.
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- Sterling silver
- Gemstone weight is not given for cabochons
- Bluish-green turquoise cabochon is bezel set in the center; openwork scroll design on cuff
- Oxidized finish
- Average size; traditional fit; measures approximately 1-1/8"W
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, including diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Through research, education, and laboratory services, the GIA serves the public interest through objective gemstone evaluation, including identification.
You can purchase our gemstone jewelry with added confidence knowing that QVC incorporates the GIA's expertise into the QVC gemstone identification quality assurance process.
For more information on the GIA, visit www.GIA.edu.
For more information on the gemstones found at QVC, check out our gemstone glossary.