This is a Navajo handcrafted dead pawn bracelet by Bruce Morgan. This bracelet is created with Turquoise, Sterling Silver and 14k Gold overlay. The bracelet is signed by Bruce noted as B Morgan and is stamped Sterling as well as 14k.
The inside of the cuff measures 6 inches from tip to tip with an additional 1 1/4 inch opening. Total weight of this piece is 166.2 grams. This bracelet cannot be adjusted without damage to the setting.
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.