Vintage Navajo Sterling Opal Cuff
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Spectacular Native American Sterling Opal Cuff
Gorgeous handmade, sterling silver cuff bracelet with opal (natural or lab grown unknown) and channel inlay, Navajo, handmade c1980s.
Inner Circumference 13cm (+ 3cm gap) / 0.7cm Wide
Opal, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.