Mary Morgan - Navajo Red Web Number 8 Turquoise and Silver Bracelet c. 1940s, size 6.5 (J6475)
- Circa: 1940s
2.375" bandwidth, size 6.5 to include a gap of 1.125". Acquired from a private collection in New Jersey. The owner inherited this bracelet from her mother in 1983, who had purchased it at a Trading Post in Estes Park, Colorado. Mary Morgan worked with C. G. Wallace, Three Hogans Trading Post and Tobe Turpin. 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.