Navajo Turquoise & Bear Claw Statement Bolo Tie
This magnificent, vintage Navajo bolo tie with fancy tips features a LARGE, important piece of fine turquoise and is accented by an actual bear claw, in sterling silver.
The bolo is rather large, measuring 3 5/8" from top to bottom. The top edge measures 3 1/2" and tapers to 2 1/4" at the bottom edge.
The fine turquoise cabochon has attractive, red matrix veining! The polished piece of turquoise measures ≈ 71.15 x 41.65mm and weighs somewhere in the ballpark of 250 carats! Very rarely will you find a piece of turquoise of this size and quality.
The turquoise is custom bezel set in sterling silver, and is also anchored with an embellished serpent prong! The snake is detailed with various Native American symbolism.
The piece has an actual bear claw accent, with embellished endcap. The tip of the claw is secured by a sterling silver safety loop.
Throughout the bolo, you'll find various Native American symbols that represent different things. Aside from the obvious serpent, there are feather, flower, wing, and bead symbols.
The reverse side of the bolo has a hinged "BENNETT PAT. PEND." clasp, allowing for easy adjustment of the woven leather cord.
The reverse side of the piece has a sticker that reads "Larry Yazzie". Throughout our research, we have yet to find any documentation to support this claim, so we are not advertising it as such.
Gross weight of the piece is 149.3 grams (4.8 Troy ounces).