Navajo Number 8 Turquoise and Sterling Silver Bracelet c. 1980s, size 6 (J12206)
- Circa: 1980s
45.1g, 1.5" bandwidth, size 6 to include a gap of 1". Acquired from a private collection in New Mexico. Number 8 turquoise is highly sought after by collectors. It was discovered in 1925 and was named Number 8, since it is an 8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Most turquoise is 4 or 5 on the Mohs scale.