Navajo Sterling Turquoise Cuff Watch by Rita & Richard Begay

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Vintage sterling silver watch with large turquoise nugget cabochons. The cuff is made by Navajo couple Richard and Rita Begay. The watch face is mounted with prayer wing appliques on a feminine, waved cuff style band. Each side has two Kingman turquoise nuggets set in sawtooth bezels, raindrop and flower appliques, and raised edges that feature linear filework designs. The watch is by Jemis and works perfectly, it has kept time for months after a battery change. 

Condition: Natural patina on the silver, visible surface wear, light bends in the prayer wing watch mounts from removing for battery changes. The turquoise is the classic Kingman blue with areas of green from age and UV exposure. Some stones are slightly loose in the settings but do not seem to be in immediate danger of falling out, would be something to monitor and have reinforced by a jeweler at some point. 

***All jewelry is lightly cleaned and earrings are disinfected. Personal preferences vary greatly for the amount of patina on vintage jewelry, therefore I only lightly polish with a sunshine cloth as needed.

Size: The cuff measures 5 1/4" around the inside plus a 1 3/8" gap for a total inner circumference of 6 1/2". 7/8" at the widest section. 

Marks: RB sterling