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Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925

21 Jan, 2019
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Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925

Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925
This listing is for a fabulous “New Old Stock” Bell Trading Post sterling silver cuff. I have listed a few of the items that came from this now out of business trading post in New Mexico. The best thing about these NOS pieces is that they are so well preserved and yet some are decades old as is this piece. This is one of the prettiest Bell pieces I have seen. This cuff is stunning. It is a smaller cuff and is so much nicer in person, the pictures do not do it justice. It sure looks like it has not seen the light of day. The work on this far surpasses the normal Bell Trading pieces I have seen and I see many but not one like this. It is heavier at 19.7 grms. It is 7/8 wide in the front at the widest part. I have not seen a design like this on a Bell piece before, it is really beautiful. The sides are heavily stamped but not the normal stamping you would see on the tourist cuffs. This is a smaller cuff measuring 2 1/4 across and the inside diameter is approx. 5 1/4″ with a 1 1/8″ gap. This sits flat on the wrist and is quite comfortable. Should fit a 5/12-6 1/4 wrist I would say. Check with me first if you are not sure. I have always been partial to the old railroad Bell pieces hand or machine stamped either way. This is classic Navajo made and not machine made or stamped as were some of the older cuffs. Pretty as they are this is just a different level of craftsmanship. It features the Bell inside the bell with the Sterling hallmark above it. To my knowledge these are older than the tradition flag with a bell inside. This has a nice high polish to it. A lot of little shops just are too hard to keep open. There is not the traffic across this southwest state there used to be. But it sure is nice to find something so rare. The Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1935 by Jack Michelson and his wife, Mildred. The purpose was to sell Indian Jewelry to tourist locations throughout the western United States in competition with Maisels Indian Trading Post. The company was named “Bell” because Jack’s wife Mildred Bell Michelson’s maiden name was Bell. In 1972, the company name was changed to Sunbell Corp. And items including giftware and moccasins were added to the jewelry inventory. They were known to employ some of the best Native American silversmiths to make their items. They are trademarked with the Bell Flag on the ones 1961- to 1980’s. The older ones features a Bell with the name in the middle of the Bell and hallmarked sterling around the Bell, this was first used in 1935. Early on the company merged with its main rival Maisels in 1935. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. The item “NOS BELL TRADING NAVAJO MADE CUFF STUNNING STERLING SILVER HAND MADE 925″ is in sale since Saturday, November 26, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “sueellenny” and is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country of Origin: SOUTHWEST USA
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: 925
  • Main Stone: No Stone
  • Jewelry Type: CUFF
  • Tribal Affiliation: NAVAJO
  • Signed?: BELL TRADING POST
  • Brand: BELL

Nos Bell Trading Navajo Made Cuff Stunning Sterling Silver Hand Made 925