This Navajo hand made sterling silver bracelet is set with a rare and unusual natural Kingman turquoise stone, bright blue in color with an interesting olive brown matrix. When I first saw this fabulous turquoise stone, I could not believe it was Kingman, but the shop verified it. The sterling silver cuff bracelet is heavily decorated with applied repousse silver work, stamped hogan beads, twisted silver rope, and stamping end to end. An antique satin finish completes the old-style look.
The sturdy bracelet measures 7/8 inches wide, with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-3/8 inches plus there is an opening gap of 1-1/8 inch. The bracelet weighs 67 grams.
Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Darryl Becenti's hallmark. It is also stamped HEAVY BY HAND which is a new shop in Albuquerque for whom Darryl worked sometimes. I am sad to report that Darryl passed away several months ago. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
Darryl Becenti was born in 1957 in Gallup, New Mexico and raised in Mexican Springs. He was taught silver work by his brothers-in-law, David & Leroy Reeves in 1980 and he is the brother-in-law to the famous Sunshine Reeves, Gary Reeves, David Reeves, Andy Cadman, and Darrell Cadman Clan. Darrell made his own stamps and dyes, and heavily employs magnificent stars, fans, scallops, shells, and elaborate appliques in all of his jewelry. His jewelry is highly prized for it's deep hand-stamped Navajo designs, repousse silver work, and thick gauges of silver.