This Vintage Zuni Turquoise Inlaid Cuff displays a mosaic, Thunderbird pattern with genuine, Sleeping Beauty nuggets on each side. The bird is fitted with Jet, Mother of Pearl, Gold Lip and Coral. Gold Lip, bevel cut rectangles finish either side of the heavy gauge Sterling. A wave design was achieved with lengthened twist wire accents the display. It's 1-1/2" wide & will best fit a 7" wrist and cannot be adjusted in or out. Circa 1970's and hallmarked, it's in excellent, original condition. This Vintage Zuni Turquoise Inlaid Cuff is one of a kind & it truly is exceptional!
Florentine (1941-1987) is known for his mosaic inlays & started making jewelry in the 1950's. He comes from a talented family of silversmiths, including his wife Lela. He is referenced in Wright's "Hallmarks of the Southwest", Schaaf's "American Indian Jewelry III", Hougart's, "Native American Silver Hallmarks" & Bell's "Zuni: The Art of the People" Vol 1.