Please humor my limited metalsmithing/jewelry vocab…
I’ve got an antique native american sterling silver cuff bracelet.
Has three turquoise stones, one in the center and one on each side.
The cuff looks casted, is not a solid sheet of silver however with
cut out parts here and there in the cuff. The cuff is about 2.5
inches in the center and tapers down to about one inch on each end.
It looks like it must be using between 16-18 gauge thick sterling for
Here’s the problem… when you wear the cuff it looks off-center.
The two ends wrap around your wrist unevenly. one end looks shorter
than the other on the wrist.
How can I go about repairing this cuff? Can I put it on a bracelet
mandrel and try to bend it into shape? I’m worried about damaging the
Thanks to all…