Jeanette Dale Natural #8 Turquoise Cuff


Item Number: DR 1550
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Jeanette Dale
Medium: Natural #8 turquoise and sterling silver
Age: 2020
Dimensions: inside circumference 5 ¼” plus a gap of 1 ¼” for a total of 6 ½”



Natural #8 Turquoise is some of the highest quality turquoise and it makes stunning jewelry!  It is noted for its golden-brown distinctive spider web matrix and unique bright powder blue background.

This perfectly balanced cuff has three square cut natural #8 turquoise stones. The center cabochon stone is ½” by ½” and has been cut into a square, giving it a different look than most traditional styles of cabochons.  Each stone on either side of the center cab measures 5/8” and is square cut to match the center stone. There are four sterling silver raindrops placed as accents on each side of the center stone. These stones are highly matrixed with a beautiful brown.

The stones sit atop a cuff with side accents of three twist wires and repose flowers. This marvelous one-of-a-kind cuff weigh 86 grams. It has a nice feel on the wrist. The gorgeous soft turquoise color in the stones make this piece great to wear with anywhere with any outfit.

Number 8, reflects the number of the mine found in the Lynn mining district in Eureka County, Nevada, which is in the Northeast corner of the state. The mine has not produced turquoise for a number of years. The best, natural spiderweb material from the #8 Turquoise mine is rare and highly coveted today.