Navajo Sterling Silver with Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Cuff Bracelet by Betty Yellowhorse
Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by Betty Yellowhorse - $125
CUFF: 5-11/16" L x 1/8" W
OPENING: 1" (Adjustable)
TURQUOISE CABOCHON: 15/16" W x 3/4" L
CONDITION: Vintage, Never Worn
This bracelet, handmade by renowned Navajo artist Betty Yellowhorse, is a delicate cuff with a lovely turquoise cabochon centerpiece, flanked by two spiny oyster cabochons. Elegant in its simplicity, this cuff focuses on the stones, and is a rare departure for this artist in that it does not include coins. The back of the pendant bears Yellowhorse's signature hallmark, proving its authenticity.
Betty Yellowhorse is an accomplished silver smith, working in the rich Navajo tradition. She is known for incorporating beautiful old coins into her jewelry. Working with silver coins in jewelry is a practice which points to a time before the use of sheet silver and bezel wire, and so coin work taps the deepest roots of tradition in Navajo silver jewelry making. Betty Yellowhorse jewelry is imbued with the richness and beauty of this lineage, not only through traditional techniques and designs, but also by incorporating the long history held in such old coins.
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