This sturdy Native American cuff bracelet was made by Navajo artist Guy Hoskie. The bracelet is set with five natural Turquoise Mountain turquoise stones polished perfectly smooth with no cracks or chips, just natural matrix. The stones sit in a plain bezels surrounded with twisted wire of sterling silver at the base and sterling silver raindrop beads all around. The scalloped cuff is completed with deep stamp-work & applied repousse work.
The bracelet measures 1 inch wide, with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-1/4 inch plus there is an opening gap of 1-1/16 inch. The bracelet weighs 63.5 grams.
Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Guy Hoskie's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
Guy is 54 years old and lives in Arizona. Guy worked for the Navajo Tribe in Window Rock, Arizona starting in 1975, and remained there until 2000. During this time he silversmithed on the side. Guy learned silversmithing from his relatives, Sunshine Reeves and Andy Cadman, and has been creating jewelry since the early 1990's. Guy's favorite pieces to create are bracelets and squash blossoms, and has made many of the stamps he uses in his silversmithing. Guy doesn't really get excited about entering his pieces in shows, he simply finds satisfaction in seeing his pieces being enjoyed and worn by people.