We are pleased to offer this brand new sterling silver & lapis bracelet made by world famous Navajo silversmith Darryl Becenti. 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.
This hand made sterling silver bracelet is set with five deep blue Lapis stones. The deep blue Lapis stones have subtle flecks of shiny silver pyrite that is typically found in genuine Lapis Lazuli. The stones are beautifully matched in color and shape. The center lapis stone is 1-5/8 inch by 1-1/4 inch. Applied silver repousse work, big raindrop beads, deep intricate stamp-work and an oxidized finish completes the old-pawn style look.
The sturdy bracelet measures 2-1/4 inch wide, with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-1/8 inches plus there is an opening gap of 1-1/4 inch. The bracelet weighs 169 grams. As reference, my wrist is 6 around and the bracelet is slightly loose on me .
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. 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 gauges of silver.