Huge vintage sterling silver turquoise nugget bolo tie. The southwestern style bolo features a large natural turquoise nugget in the center surrounded by smaller smaller, but still fairly hefty, turquoise cabs. The bolo is on a really thick braided brown leather lariat with large sterling silver tips.
Condition: The two bottom turquoise cabochons have been replaced, as the turquoise is not an exact match to the other five. Two of the original turquoise cabs have some hairline fractures & this is probably why the other two were replaced. Natural, unstabilized turquoise is a delicate stone. These two cabs do not appear to be in immediate danger of breaking and/or falling out, but they will likely end up needing to be replaced at some point ~ price is reflective of this. Otherwise, the bolo tie is in good, functional condition with some natural patina and some light wear to the leather.
Size: The bolo is just over 3 1/2" long and 2 1/2" wide. The lariat is 54 1/2" in total length.
Hallmarks: Has an etched conjoined RK, not marked as sterling silver but does test as such.