Early Navajo Silver Bracelet

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Found this Navajo silver bracelet this morning out in a area that was once farmland back in the 1890's. Now all tall oak and pine trees. Surprising, it was deeper than expected. So I assumed it had been there for a while.. Maybe late 1800 to early 1900's I'm guessing? Looks like it might have been hit by a plow or hoe (not me) . There is no marking on the back what so ever. Certainly not something you find on Cape Cod very often. Maybe it was brought back by a soldier from an out west military post? Some western metal detectors might have a better idea of it's date. Was a solid 29-30 on my Equinox 800. Wonder if it could be repaired? Weights .575 oz t including the stone of course. Last image is much closer in color.
 

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traveller777

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Found this Navajo silver bracelet this morning out in a area that was once farmland back in the 1890's. Now all tall oak and pine trees. Surprising, it was deeper than expected. So I assumed it had been there for a while.. Maybe late 1800 to early 1900's I'm guessing? Looks like it might have been hit by a plow or hoe (not me) . There is no marking on the back what so ever. Certainly not something you find on Cape Cod very often. Maybe it was brought back by a soldier from an out west military post? Some western metal detectors might have a better idea of it's date. Was a solid 29-30 on my Equinox 800. Wonder if it could be repaired?
Looks like a really nice find but strange color on silver. Did you find this out west, or in the East?
 
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Looks like a really nice find but strange color on silver. Did you find this out west, or in the East?
I shined up a small spot, it's nice and bright. Found not far from the ocean here on the east coast. I have found silver coins here that have this gray look as well. I attached a better color image. The light I wss using tends to make things more red than usual.
 
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Very nice piece, congrats!
Also, easily repaired and well worth it!
 

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Found this Navajo silver bracelet this morning out in a area that was once farmland back in the 1890's. Now all tall oak and pine trees. Surprising, it was deeper than expected. So I assumed it had been there for a while.. Maybe late 1800 to early 1900's I'm guessing? Looks like it might have been hit by a plow or hoe (not me) . There is no marking on the back what so ever. Certainly not something you find on Cape Cod very often. Maybe it was brought back by a soldier from an out west military post? Some western metal detectors might have a better idea of it's date. Was a solid 29-30 on my Equinox 800. Wonder if it could be repaired? Weights .575 oz t including the stone of course. Last image is much closer in color.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Found this Navajo silver bracelet this morning out in a area that was once farmland back in the 1890's. Now all tall oak and pine trees. Surprising, it was deeper than expected. So I assumed it had been there for a while.. Maybe late 1800 to early 1900's I'm guessing? Looks like it might have been hit by a plow or hoe (not me) . There is no marking on the back what so ever. Certainly not something you find on Cape Cod very often. Maybe it was brought back by a soldier from an out west military post? Some western metal detectors might have a better idea of it's date. Was a solid 29-30 on my Equinox 800. Wonder if it could be repaired? Weights .575 oz t including the stone of course. Last image is much closer in color.
great save and beautiful silver, fine effort
 

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