Her late parents, Felicita and Ben Eustace, were famous for their carved turquoise leaf designs.
Jolene is an award-winner for her own, more inventive and contemporary style, although she does, sometimes, invoke her family’s carved stone signature.
In this narrow cuff, however, she has boldly declared her strictly personal and contemporary outlook, in a simple, but unusually complex, bracelet.
The look is simple, but the construction is not.
A sturdy, round length of sterling has been partially folded into a length of textured and darkened silver that leaves the top open.
The outer fold of sandy-textured silver extends from nearly one end of the coil, to just the end of the center, gradually leaving a wider opening there.
The polished coil is revealed, hand-hammered at the flattened end, finished with a tiny dome of 18-karat gold, just like the other end.
Set off-center, at the top, a fine, natural red coral cabochon is wrapped in a high bezel of darkened and textured silver.
Two more tiny gold domes nestle next to the coral, which altogether contributes a bit of warmth to the somewhat darkened silver.
Narrow, but noticeable, this intriguing bracelet has a contemporary allure, while also resembling something archaic, even medieval.
It is definitely not your mother’s or grandmother’s Native jewelry design – not even the artist’s!
Jolene Eustace has transcended her tribal and family traditions, to create a quietly stunning bracelet in her very own, award-winning style.
Fascinating alone, it will team up beautifully with classic, narrow, Navajo twist bracelets, for instance.
Truly unique, enjoy this wonderfully creative version of Native jewelry, today.