Twisted Rope & Wire
12K Gold Fill & Sterling Silver
Size: 6-5/16"">

Franklin & Verna Tahe - Navajo
15/16" Bracelet Cuff
Twisted Rope & Wire
12K Gold Fill & Sterling Silver
Size: 6-5/16"

Tahe , Navajo 

Beautiful cuff bracelet. Six large 12K gold fill wire interlaced to create a rope. Flanked and backed with silver. Two 12k GF twist wire accents. This is one of my favorite designs and you rarely see it.

I still have two of these, both approximately the same size.  They are better fit on a oval wrist. 

These are NEW OLD STOCK, not previously owned or worn.  They have a patina from age.  As some people prefer the patina, after photographing, I have left them unpolished.  If you wish to return the shine, use silver polishing cloth.  

Gold-filled, or gold overlay, is made by a combination heat and pressure that bonds a thin layer of karat gold to a brass (or other base metal) core.  The designation 1/20th 12-karat gold represents 1/20th (or 5%) of the total weight of the material is 12k gold. Karat gold covers the base metal surface, making it more tarnish-resistant.


Bracelet Width (Cuff): 15/16"

Total Bracelet Size: 6-5/16" (including 1-1/16"gap) (I have a 6-1/2" wrist behind the bone and this is a bit more snug than I would like.  It does not "ride" my wrist. 

Inside Measurement (Metal Only): 5-1/4"

Bracelet Opening (Gap):  1-1/16"

Adjustable: This is not really self adjustable without risk of damage.  Although it has no inlay, the nature of the design is not conducive to a lot of bending. I think a professional jeweler could adjust it (1/8"?) but I will not guarantee that, pieces that have been adjusted will not be subject to return.

Weight: 1.7oz/47gr/0.1lbs

Signed: F/V Tahe

Hallmarked: Sterling, 1/20 12k G.F.

Repeatable Design:  Highly Unlikely I purchased a large quantity of Tahe work from a site that was closing down in 2011 and had not been actively marketing for some time.  You might find this occasionally on the used market. The Tahe's are still making bracelets and earrings but the most current versions are much lighter weight and made of copper or silver but no gold.

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