This is a Dead Pawn bracelet. This bracelet is created in Navajo artistry featuring a center Lapis stone crafted in Sterling Silver. The reverse of this cuff is stamped Sterling. The cuff measures 5 1/8 inches from tip to tip with an additional 1 1/2 inch opening. This piece cannot be adjusted without damaging the integrity of the setting. Total weight of this bracelet is 48.5 grams.
The term Pawn refers to selling jewelry or other personal items for cash. It can also mean exchanging jewelry or other personal items for cash by using the item as collateral for a loan. If the piece used for collateral is not claimed by an agreed upon date, then the item becomes Dead Pawn and the pawn shop becomes the owner of the item and can choose to sell the item to reclaim the cost of the money lent. The term Dead Pawn does not indicate the age of the jewelry. Dead Pawn jewelry can be very old, newly made or anywhere in between.