Here's a top quality Native American Navajo handmade sterling silver cuff bracelet with 5 large natural King's Manassa turquoise stones created by Travis Teller. Travis is the son of famous Navajo silversmiths, Everett & Mary Teller and he has become an accomplished silversmith in his own right. The hallmark is a family mark which Everett and Mary Teller also use - EMT inside a fish.
This one of a kind bracelet is a real show-stopper designed for a large wrist. The natural stones are polished smooth and set in straight bezels with twister silver wire surrounding the bezels. The cuff is made up of stamped triangle wire with a twisted silver wire running down the center for support.
The bracelet measures 1-3/8 inch wide, with an inner end-to-end measurement of 6-3/4 inches plus a 1-5/16 inch opening. Weighs 113 grams, which is almost 4 ounces!
Brand new and in perfect condition. Purchased in person from the artist. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase.
Travis is the son of famous Navajo silversmiths, Everett & Mary Teller and he has learned from his parents and become an accomplished silversmith in his own right. Everett & Mary Teller are Navajo silversmiths from Lukachukia, Arizona who have been making jewelry since 1988. They carefully design their pieces and select the stones using a wide variety of natural stones. They show their work in galleries as well as prestigious art shows such as The Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian Markets.
The King Manassa site was originally mined by Ancestral Pueblo peoples and later rediscovered in 1890 by gold prospector L.P. King. His descendants still work the claim. King's Manassa turquoise is best known for its brilliant greens and golden matrices, but blue and blue-green turquoise was found amid these deposits as well. (From Turquoise Unearthed pg 56.)
The last photo shows Travis Teller and his mother Mary Teller at a recent Native American Art market @ Washington DC Smithsonian.