Friday, March 13, 2009

SHOW & TELL #2 - Turquoise Bracelet

Since it's Friday that means it's Show & Tell time at Kelli's. Pick something special to show us. After you write your post sign up on Mr. Linky so other's can come and see and read about it. It's lots of fun and some really neat & unusual things are shown.




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I am showing a piece of my Indian Jewelry.

This turquoise bracelet is special to me for several reasons:


  1. It was given to my mother, by my older sister and her husband as a gift.

  2. It was a blue ribbon winner at the New Mexico State Fair in the 1950's.

  3. My mother gave this bracelet to me before her death in the 1980's.

  4. I was born and raised in New Mexico and have a love of the culture.

The bracelet is constructed as follows:



  1. It has 3 bands of silver that run from one side to the other.

  2. Each side has the identical etched silver shape on the side of the stone.

  3. The stone itself is surrounded by a twisted silver filigree.

  4. The stone is a large beautiful turquoise.

This bracelet will remain in our family and be handed down as a heirloom.


Thank you for letting me show you my lovely 50+ year old tuquoise bracelet and share it's history with you.


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39 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful!!! I have several pieces of the Native American turquoise and some coral. This one you're sharing is outstanding.

My show n tell is offered for viewing, won't you stop by sometime today and keep me company?

Have a terrific Friday and wonderful weekend.

Spruce Creek Farm said...

what a nice piece of jewlery. I haven't owned a piece of indian jewlery in years. I once remember my father coming home from a road trip (he was a truck driver) with some copper bracelets made from some Indians. I recall it turning my wrist green!
Brenda

Shirley said...

That is very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. It is great that it was a family treasure.
Teresa

diana said...

what a beautiful bracelet, susan. and i can see why it's so special to you. thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

Beautiful piece of jewelry and a special story behind it. Thanks for sharing it.

♥ Joy

Smilingsal said...

That is an especially large stone. Your sister and mother were generous. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

Betty said...

Very beautiful!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Beautiful!

Pink Slippers said...

What a great show n tell. Very special.
Wendy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great S&T! Thanks for giving the details, very interesting!

I'm late posting my S&T, but just did. We are still on vacation, going home tomorrow. We've run into some sickness, etc. while here, but I'm still having a good time! Glad I have my computer, and some good reading here with me, and the weather is great!

Katherine

LDH said...

I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful bracelet and learning a little of how you acquired it. You have a sweet blog here! Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving you comment :)

Kindly, ldh

ivoryspring said...

WOW - what a sweet piece of jewelry. I especially like the meaning associated with it.

Lisa said...

Lovely bracelet with a wonderful heritage. Thanks for sharing.

KBeau said...

How beautiful and what a wonderful way to be able to remember your mother.

retha said...

Oh, Ma'am I do not have tears in the eye, I am crying. I am humbled once again by the goodness you show to me!

I like you jewellery, and that is will continue down the family line is special.

hip chick said...

Oh it is so pretty. I love turquoise.

JanMary said...

A beautiful piece, and such a treasure to pass down through your family.

Pam said...

What a lovely piece of jewelery. How wonderful to be able to pass this piece down as a heirloom.
I have some turquoise jewelery I bought several years ago on a trip to New Mexico. You have inspired me to find it!

Linda C said...

This is a beautiful piece of jewelry! And the family history behind it makes it such a treasure.

Linda C

Bellamere Cottage said...

Lovely! My dad traveled to Arizona for work many years ago and brought all the girls a turquoise ring. I'll keep it forever as a special momento from my dad....

Thanks for coming by!
Warm regards,]
Spencer

Jane said...

Thank you for sharing your bracelet. I have some jewelry that is probably still at my mother's that has a similar color. I will have to check on it. Also, thank you for sharing below about the tea bag. I had not heard of this and am interested in doing it.

newlyweds said...

How beautiful! I Love turquoise jewelry and such a special memories.

Denise said...

Lovely bracelet! Thanks for your earlier post about backing up your posts on a CD. I just started my blog this January, so I should probably start backing them up now to save the huge job later. Thanks for visiting my Show and Tell post. Blessings to you and yours!

Lisa Ann said...

Your bracelet is beautiful.

Dianne said...

I like jewelry with some history. This is exquisite.Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by my blog.

Charlotte said...

The bracelet is beautiful. I love it.
Charlotte

Gattina said...

It's absolutely gorgeous ! Turquoise are one of my favourite stones and I have quite a lot of jewelry in turquoise. I mostly bought it in Egypt. But I saw a lot of jewelery when we were in the States in 1971 for the first time. Many at that time "Indians" sold them on the streets in Arizona. Unfortunately at that time I didn't pay attention to turquoises.

Susie Homemaker said...

I think this is the prettiest piece of turquoise jewelry I have ever seen...

Thanks so much for sharing your family heirloom!
Susie

Mrs.T said...

What a beautiful bracelet. It is just gorgeous. I had a couple of turquoise rings as a teen... I ought to hunt those up. Thanks for sharing!

God bless,
Mrs.T

Kelli said...

It is really beautiful and a wonderful treasure, Susan!
~Kelli

Pam said...

It is really beautiful! I have just the dress to wear it with! ahem!

Becky said...

Stunning! And you wear it well :)

Kathy said...

It's beautiful Susan. Thanks for sharing!-Kathy

The Things We Carried said...

Susan, it is FABULOUS!

Jean said...

This is a lovely piece and will make a perfect heirloom! I love silver and turquoise together. Perfect! Jean

Edge of Design said...

Either way, it's really pretty!

IRENE said...

Lovely!

HsKubes said...

What a beautiful treasure!