This is one of Navajo Orville Tsinnie's signature sterling silver wrap bracelets, set with a deep blue Lapis stone. This gorgeous bracelet is made from heavy gauge sterling silver and features a deep blue 1-inch long Lapis Lazuli stone with flecks of silvery pyrite.
The bracelet has an inside measurement of 5-1/4 inch plus a non-adjustable opening gap of 1-1/16 inch. Orville's size medium. The terminals are flattened and flared - a nice touch which helps the bracelet stay on your wrist. My wrist is 6 inches around and it is a bit loose on me. Weighs 63.2 grams.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. This bracelet was one of the last bracelets that we ordered from Orville before he passed away. Sadly, Orville Tsinnie passed away on May 23, 2017. His family contacted us several weeks later to let us know that he had finished the bracelet before he died and that it only needed to be polished.
Orville Tsinnie was a master Navajo silversmith who had been making jewelry since the 1970s and had won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA), an honor that brought well-deserved recognition to this fine American Indian artist. Orville was a perfectionist, hand picking and polishing only the highest quality natural stones. He cut, polished and set the stones by hand. The level of craftsmanship in Orville's work is superior. His designs are flawlessly executed, his soldering technique very clean, and his finishing and polishing meticulous. This careful attention to detail sets Orville's jewelry apart from many others. A steady presence in the world of American Indian art for over forty years, Orville Tsinnie's work is distinctive and stylish. Orville created some of the finest and unique Native American hand made jewelry on the market today. His works are highly collectible.
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