old sterling bracelet with blue stones large

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old sterling bracelet with blue stones large

Postby jcm » Sun May 11, 2008 1:59 am

Ok ot sure of its origins but it is marked IC with them running together.And what are those stones I can't remember the name
any info appreciated
it was heavily tarnished too
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Postby jcm » Sun May 11, 2008 2:39 am

could this be the indian artist "Iva Casuse" I know she used the initials IC but can not find a picture of her mark
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Postby byron mac donald » Sun May 11, 2008 3:41 am

Hi Jcm-

I do not know who IC is, but the stone looks like it may be natural sleeping beauty turquoise, from Sleeping Beauty Mountain Arizona. I do not know for sure though, It is a very nice piece.

Good Luck-
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Postby 2209patrick » Sun May 11, 2008 10:04 am

Hello.

Navajo artist Irene Chiquito used an IC mark.
Not sure this mark is hers, just offering a possibility.

Pat.
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Postby jcm » Sun May 11, 2008 10:36 am

thank you very much,I guess now all we need is one of her pieces to see or someone to come along who knows
thanks
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Postby jcm » Sun May 11, 2008 11:12 am

found an example of Irene Chiquito signature
her I and C are spaced apart
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Postby admin » Sun May 11, 2008 11:42 am

I am not familiar with this maker or her mark, but in this genre, exact matches are often difficult because the maker's initials are sometimes composed of separate stamps and their placement will vary.
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Postby jcm » Sun May 11, 2008 12:27 pm

ok I see,You mean as in the i and the c would have been 2 different stamps?
But it is native american or Hopi? I would guess so as th edesign.would you also agree that it is sleepin turquise or what would you say?
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Postby admin » Sun May 11, 2008 12:32 pm

Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo etc.. are all Native American tribes.
They are possibly separate stamps.
I know little about turquoise, but in the last quarter of the 20th century, a lot of imported and color treated stones were available and used in Southwestern jewelry. I don't know if yours is one of these or a natural stone from a local mine.

Regards, Tom
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