This fabulous Navajo Revival style hand made sterling silver Lapis bracelet was created by Native American silversmith Andy Cadman. The bracelet features a deep blue Lapis Lazuli stone set in a straight bezel, accented with twisted silver wire and applied sterling silver accents. There are applied silver thunderbirds on either side of the stone. The bracelet is stamped from end to end with the old style stampwork for which Andy Cadman is well known. The Lapis Lazuli stone is a gorgeous deep blue color with silvery iron pyrite matrix throughout.
The bracelet measures 7/8 inches wide. It has an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-3/4 inch plus an opening gap of 1-3/16 inch. My wrist is 6 around and the bracelet is too big for me. The bracelet weighs slightly over 71 grams.
Brand new in perfect condition. Stamped sterling and has Andy Cadman's hallmark. Gift Box & Certificate of Authenticity included.
Andy Cadman is the older brother of well-known silversmith Darrel Cadman and a half-brother of renowned silversmiths Gary and Sunshine Reeves and he was taught to do silver work by them. Born in 1966 in Gallup, New Mexico, Andy started silverwork in 1989. The Cadman brothers and the Reeves brothers exhibit certain similarities in their work. They all work in the Navajo revival style .