When my Dad passed away in 2004, my Mom let us have some of his personal belongings. She split everything between his four kids and 10 grandkids. I ended up with his turquoise watchband. It is heavy with lots of silver and rough turquoise pieces on each side. It is detailed with silver balls and feathers. On the underneath or back of the piece is an engraved name, J.L. Nelson. I think my Dad bought this in the 1970s or 1980s, but I can't be sure. I was hoping to find the artist, but not having any luck. I would really like to know when it was made and how much it is worth today. I will never part with it because it is a family heirloom. We did get it polished but they left much of the tarnish to show its age.