About This Item
In ancient times, Cherokee men and women ornamented their bodies and hair with copper, gold, pink mussel shell, bright feathers, clay beads, rock crystal and freshwater pearls. Copper nuggets were traded from the upper Midwest and hammered into disks, masks, ceremonial objects and jewelry. This charm bracelet embodies that complex history.
Hammered copper links are reminiscent of the copper nuggets, hammered into various forms, created by the ancient Cherokees. The bracelet is adorned with a hand-stamped and polished copper charm. The charm is stamped with three Cherokee symbols that form the word Tsa-la-gi (pronounced Jah-lah-gee). Each symbol represents a sound. In time, Tsa-la-gi became Cherokee to the Europeans.
An iridescent, white freshwater pearl, suspended from the links, completes the look. The pearl evokes the Cherokee reverence for the rivers and streams that cascade over the Cherokee land. The overall look of the bracelet is elegant and dressy, yet at the same time strong and rugged. It is sure to generate conversation.
- Fits most wrists, measuring 7 1/2 inches in length with a one inch extender.
- Lobster claw clasp.
- Material: Solid Copper and Freshwater Pearl