On Sale - Tribal Ethnic Silver and Faux Turquoise Wide Link Bracelet Nickel Silver
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This listing is for the wide bracelet only - not the narrow bracelet in the last photo; it's just there for scale.
This bracelet is not a sterling silver bracelet; but it is a vintage nickel silver tribal bracelet - hand made in an age old traditional way with metal wire mounted on top of a nickel silver or alpacca silver base plate. The links are curved to follow the contour of the wrist. The links are hinged to each other, the hinges providing flexibility while adding another element of beauty to the overall design.
The clasp looks like a hinge and basically is a hinge except the pin pulls out to open the bracelet and pushes back in through the tubular parts of the hinge to close the clasp. When closed it blends in completely.
The large oval cabochons are robins egg blue or turquoise - they are supposed to look like turquoise and they do, but they are actually faux. They appear to be made of either glass or pottery - there is a honey comb pattern to the cabochons that give the appearance of inclusions seen in turquoise.
In addition there are two tear drop shaped enamel painted areas on each side of the cabochons.
I think the condition is excellent - bear in mind that it is a hand made bracelet from a tribal area without access to modern tools. There is no damage or repairs.
The bracelet has markings on the back but they are not legible.