I am pleased to offer this fantastic new sterling silver & onyx bracelet handmade by world famous Navajo silversmith Darryl Becenti. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Darryl's untimely death in late March of 2020. I purchased this bracelet new, shortly after his death.
This Navajo hand made sterling silver bracelet is set with a large black onyx stone (1-1/4 inch by 7/8 inch approx). Applied silver repousse work, stamped hogan beads, deep intricate stamp-work and an oxidized finish completes the old-style look. Made with heavy gauges sterling silver.
The sturdy bracelet measures 1 inch wide, with an inside end-to-end measurement of 6 inches plus there is an opening gap of 1-1/4 inch. The bracelet weighs 104.9 grams. (3.75 ounces) As reference, my wrist is 6 around and the bracelet way too big for me. Designed for a large wrist.
Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Darryl Becenti's hallmark. It also has the HEAVY X HAND hallmark, which was a shop in Albuquerque for whom Darryl sometimes worked prior to his death. 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 was 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 employed 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.