Fabulous Multigem inlaid hummingbird bracelet, created by Rudell & Nancy Laconsello, another one of the best Zuni husband and wife teams working today. The artists are especially well-known for their inlaid birds and other animals.
The bracelet features a beautifully inlaid hummingbird, inlaid with genuine Sleeping Beauty turquoise, coral and other semi-precious stones & shells. The detailed inlay is impeccable. The bracelet measures 3/4 inch wide at the front and narrows to 1/4 inch wide at the terminals. The inside of the cuff measures 5 1/8 inches from tip to tip with an additional 1 1/4 opening across the back. This bracelet cannot be adjusted at all without significantly damaging the integrity of the inlay. My wrist measures 6 around and the bracelet is a bit too loose on me.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Please ignore the reflections that can be seen in the silver. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase.
About the artists: Nancy and Ruddell Laconsello have been making jewelry together since they were married in 1976. She does the inlay, and he does the silverwork and etching on their collaborative pieces. Nancy's sister is Dolly Banteah. You can read more about these famous Zuni artists in most of the authoritative Zuni jewelry reference books.