VINTAGE KIRK SMITH TURQUOISE CLUSTER NAVAJO CUFF. A vintage handcrafted sterling silver turquoise cluster cuff bracelet by famed (now deceased) Navajo Silversmith, Kirk Smith. This piece is signed by the artisan and I'm told it dates to his work in the 1980s. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and a gift box. Kirk Smith's jewelry is highly sought after, quite collectible and getting more and more rare.
Kirk's life was tragically cut short in 2012 at the age of 55 by a drunk driver. Since then, his jewelry has increased in price and value, especially for discerning collectors. Kirk worked and learned from another acclaimed artist and Navajo silversmith, Harry Morgan (who was also his brother-in-law). Smith became known for his classic "revivalist" Navajo design where the pawn finish mimics the appearance and patina of naturally-aged sterling silver.Using heavy sterling silver, detailed craftsmanship and beautiful, high quality stones, Smith's pieces won many awards through his career. This bracelet's measurements are. Widest point across = 2.5. Tallest point high = 1 3/4.
Inside measurement = 5/38" around' 1 1/8" gap opening. Note: May be challenging to resize this cuff because the silver is so heavy. My wrist measures 6 1/2 around and it fits fine. All of my items come from a smoke and pet-free home and from someone who takes great care ad pride with all of my items.I only sell items from my personal collections. While you're here, please check out my. The item "RARE VINTAGE KIRK SMITH TURQUOISE CLUSTER NAVAJO CUFF STERLING SILVER BRACELET" is in sale since Thursday, October 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "ninicapini" and is located in San Mateo, California. This item can be shipped to United States.