Max Calavaza Turquoise and Coral Hand Chain Bracelet
This hand chain bracelet style has an interesting history. It became popular in the Roaring 1920s and was based on a style commonly associated with harems and belly dancing. It was called a slave bracelet. In the 1970s, items from India were popular with the counter culture. Native Americans began to make them for tourists and they remained popular for a decade. This vintage style has been recreated by Navajo silversmith, Max Calavasa.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise with Mediterranean Red Coral is a classic stone combination of Native American jewelry. The adjustable ring and traditional cuff bracelet are attached by a handmade sterling silver chain. This hand chain bracelet also features applique work. Applique is a method of creating separate silver designs like feathers, beads, flowers, and leaves which are soldered onto the jewelry. This vintage style is surely a conversation starter and fun to wear.
Hallmarked “MAX C" and stamped Sterling.
4" chain connector, adjustable ring, cuff fits 6.25" wrist, adjustable