This listing is for an amazing vintage cuff bracelet made of sterling silver, lapis, turquoise, and coral by Native American Navajo Artist, Larry Begay. This is such a unique piece with so much going on!! Its a vintage piece from the 90s but has a new and modern design.
The shank of this cuff is made with 4 round silver rods, all of which are solid sterling. Half of the cuff is designed with the 4 rods fused together with an additional wide bed of silver fused to the inside. The other half portrays the silver rods evenly spaced apart and forged in a wavy pattern. The spaced out rods eventually come together on the one end with a comfort tip added to the inside.The front middle of the cuff features a large geometric shaped Blue Lapis stone. It sits raised inside a tall straight edge bezel that was perfectly forged together.
The seam is nearly invisible. The stone portrays a vivid deep shade of blue with a thin diagonal line of shimmery pyrite.In the photos it may look like a crack but I can assure you this golden line is indeed pyrite! Moving along the side where the rods are forged together you will see a row of several square cut stones. These stones are raised and inlaid against each other.
This row of stones actually rest in between the outer silver rods of the cuff. The majority of the inlaid stones consist of the same blue lapis as in the front however Begay added a single turquoise and coral stone to the mix. The turquoise is a blue green hue and loaded with black spiderwebbed matrix, while the coral is a soft red. A fantastic find for any avid collector....This piece could be worn on a daily basis with its stylish design and appealing colors. The design is intricate with the most beautiful silver work and it doesnt have that overly large gaudy look.... A well thought out solid piece.... This piece will make a great addition to any existing Native American collection and will be passed down for generations.
Hand down to loved ones in the future. Inner Circumference end to end - 5-3/8. Gap/Opening - just a smidgen under 1-1/8 (NOT ADJUSTABLE).
Total size of inner cuff including gap - 6-1/2 perfect for someone with a 6-1/4 wrist or slightly smaller... If you have a 6-1/2 wrist then this cuff will be very tight. Width of cuff - this cuff has several different widths due to its shape..... The side of the cuff with the stone inlay measures 1/2 wide.... The opposite side measures anywhere from 1/2 wide too 1 wide.
Center Lapis Stone measures - 7/8 long by 5/8 wide (at widest points), with the setting and stone sitting 1/4 high on top of the cuff. Raised inlay section measures - 2-1/2 long by 5/16 wide, and is raised on top of the cuff at just under 1/8 high. There are 8 lapis inlays along with the turquoise and coral, for a total of 10 stones. Signed by Artist - YES, Navajo Artist, Larry Begay.Stamped Sterling - YES, tested and verified. Later mid century, 1980s -1990s. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition with all original pieces and slight patina to silver, very minimal wear, ready to wear or display.
NOTE: the lapis inlay stone next to the coral has a tiny chip on one side.... You probably missed it in the photos because it is so small, please go back and check the photos. I didnt recognize it until I started taking the photos. I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner.Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them. Im always here to help and I respond very quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY!! The item "Vintage Navajo Native American Sterling Silver Multi Stone Inlay Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.