Cornstalk Bracelet with Turquoise
“Platero” means “silversmith” in Spanish, perhaps indicating that this award-winning third-generation jeweler’s artistic roots may go back even beyond his grandparents.
Very versatile, he creates many different styles and objects, from modern jewelry featuring exciting and colorful stones to traditional styles with turquoise, silver seed pots, and even flatware!
The modern design style is present in this cuff, but the inspiration is traditional: corn, a harbinger of life, and prosperity to many Native tribes.
Of course, your breath is immediately taken away by the marvelous Natural Nevada Blue Turquoise cabochon that’s displayed front and center in a handmade bezel.
The bezel is simple, an effort to feature the gorgeous stone, but the additional hand-fabricated pieces add even more!
Surrounding the bezel is a well-done handmade twist wire and outside of the twisted wire, a border composed of eighteen individually made journey-through-life symbols, each wound from a small piece of silver, then appliqued to the baseplate behind the centerpiece.
The satin finish only adds to the traditional feel of this modern work of art.
Good looking, comfortable, and striking, this is a bracelet for lovers of tradition and admirers of today’s styles, both!