This collector quality old-style Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelet was created by well-known Navajo artist Daniel Reeves, also known as Sunshine Reeves. There is a natural triangular-shaped Morenci turquoise stone set in a simple straight bezel with pointed & stamped silver beads on either side. The three-way split silver cuff is covered end-to-end with complex engraved and hand stamped geometric designs. There are applied silver fan overlays at the point where the split cuff comes together into one solid piece.
The solid bracelet measures 5/8 wide at the front and 1/2 wide at the terminals. The inside end-to-end measurement is 5-5/8 plus an additional opening gap of 1. It weighs 22 grams. Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Sunshine Reeve's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
Sunshine Reeves learned the silversmithing from his older brothers, Gary Reeves and David Reeves. He is a world-renowned artist, taking several 'Best of Show" awards and 1st place ribbons at various shows and Indian Markets. His jewelry is also on display at the Peabody Museum and the Heard Museum.
Morenci Turquoise was mined in southeastern Arizona. It is high to light blue in color. Morenci has an unusual matrix of irregular black pyrite that, when polished, often looks like silver. Morenci turquoise is well known because it was one of the first American turquoises to come on the market. It is almost always natural, because it does not take the stabilization process well. It is very difficult to obtain now because the mine is depleted. It is now a very collectible turquoise.