Quintin Quam, of the famous family of fetish carvers, is a contemporary master of inlaid jewelry, following in the long tradition of fine lapidary work at Zuni Pueblo.
He is known for intricately inlaid birds and flora that are amazingly detailed and utterly beautiful.
However, this enchanting link bracelet is even more so, with an incredibly delicate and gorgeously colored butterfly inlaid in each, slightly convex, silver circle.
The workmanship is predictably astonishing, with every wispy antenna, every delicately veined wing, flawlessly executed.
Each butterfly is outlined with inlaid jet, and surrounded by a dainty frame of tiny hand stamping.
Each butterfly is a separate color, ranging from deep purple sugilite to luminous mother of pearl; iridescent abalone shell to cheery orange spiny oyster shell, and soft green turquoise.
The array of impeccably inlaid butterflies seem to be painted on the silver.
The bracelet can fit a wrist size ranging from 6 1/4 inches to 7+ inches, depending on which handmade silver ring you choose to clasp it.
With exquisite workmanship, and ravishing materials and colors, this is an exquisite work of jewelers’ art.