This acclaimed silversmith has created another masterful piece: A distinctive cuff with the meticulous workmanship associated with this award-winning artist, along with one of the most coveted of turquoise stones.
Precious Bisbee is one of the Top Three on the most-sought-after-and rarest-turquoise hit parade.
This richly figured, gorgeous, natural, high grade stone is beautifully enhanced by Arland Ben’s complex silver and gold work.
The sterling silver body of the cuff is luxuriously covered in 14-karat gold petroglyph figures; a trademark of this jeweler.
The background of the silver is darkened with acid, to better accentuate the polished metal elements, and set off the outstanding stone.
A typical, rich blue, with a dark maroon matrix, the bright blue turquoise seem to blaze, within the surrounding matrix.
Set in a hefty, hand-cut bezel, the splendid stone is raised, emerging like a crown from the flat surface.
The design of the silver work around it features stepped rain motifs with plenty of blackened silver areas, designed to show off the fantastic turquoise.
On either side, 14-karat petroglyph figures glitter against the darkened, textured silver.
In one panel, the hand of blessing and protection, a water spiral, the sacred mountains, a zig-zag symbol of a river, and a mountain goat or sheep, are capped by a four-pointed star.
All good luck symbols, the star points to the four directions, meaning that this good luck should cover all four corners of the earth.
The other panel features two humans, joining hands, the hand of protection, the sacred mountains, the river symbol, a crescent moon, and the same four-pointed star.
The silver ends of the cuff are cut into stepped water designs, again, so great good luck and blessings are enclosed in this handsome bracelet.
Inside, for yours eyes only, graceful stamped scallops dance across the cuff.
It will be your great good luck to own this beautiful piece.
The stone alone is worth it, never mind the fine design, the beauty, the meaning, and the excellence of workmanship.
And, since you can wear it every day, if you like, it amortizes in no time.