Genuine Candelaria Turquoise set in Sterling Silver Bracelet. Created by Navajo Artist Lucy Valencia. Signed L. J. by the artist. Candelaria Turquoise comes from the large Candelaria Silver and Gold mine in Nevada in an area not to far from Tonopah. It is currently closed with no mining activity and as such Candelaria turquoise is rare and considered a collectable. The turquoise in this area was usually found in thin veins and is known for its beautiful almost electric blue stones, sometimes with a light matrix. Over the last few years Candelaria turquoise has been seen again in today's turquoise market from older collections with beautiful dark blue stones with a beautiful matrix pattern and has now been cut and is appearing in fine jewelry. This mine produces some of the most unusual and beautiful patterns, no two stones are ever alike.
Bracelet sizes are measured inside the bracelet, completely around and across the opening. If the reading on the tape measure shows 7", for example, that is the size we assign to it.
Find your bracelet size by wrapping a flexible measuring tape completely around your wrist so it fits like a bracelet. The reading on the tape will indicate your bracelet size.
Most bracelets can be opened up about a 1/4", or closed down about a 1/4" in order to get a good fit unless they are bracelets with inlaid turquoise or other gem stones or similar solid construction which cannot be opened or closed in any amount without damage to the bracelet and/or gem stones.