This Native American cuff bracelet was made by Navajo artist Darryl Becenti, recently deceased. The bracelet is set with three Lapis Lazuli stones and two spiny oyster shells. The cuff is covered end to end with deep stamp-work, applied repousse work, silver beads and more.
The sturdy bracelet measures 1-3/4 wide, with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-1/4 inch plus there is an opening gap of 1-1/8. The bracelet weighs 136.7 grams.
Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Darryl Becenti's hallmark. 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. His jewelry is highly prized for it's deep hand-stamped Navajo designs, repousse silver work, and thick gauge silver.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Darryl's untimely death in late March of this year. One of our suppliers of Darryl's jewelry just opened back up after having been closed since late March and we purchased as much of Darryl's jewelry as we could.