Simple, but definitely noteworthy, this remarkable bracelet is a fine example of the perfect zen of Al Joe’s designs; nothing too much, nothing too little. It is simply… perfect.
Like all his exquisitely crafted, award-winning work, this bracelet is beautifully designed and proportioned.
Each element is crisp, precise, and meticulously fabricated by hand.
Water is the inspiration for the design – the greatest blessing on the desert, and the source of life.
The roughly chiseled, vertical pattern that covers the front of the bracelet represents rainfall; the deeply etched zig-zag line symbolizes a river.
The slightly concave form adds grace and visual interest.
The barely lifted edges are highly polished, so the gleam is visible when the piece is worn.
It contrasts with both the texture and the acid-darkened waterway; a detail that reveals the artistry of the maker.
The interior is slightly convex, and also highly polished. It feels satin-smooth against your skin.
As is everything this celebrated jeweler creates, this bracelet, for all its comparative simplicity, is graceful, elegant and handsome.
And it can be worn every single day.