Al Joe has a heap of prestigious awards, including being named “Artist of the Year” by his peers – twice, and he even served a term as Councilman for the Navajo Nation’s government.
He is celebrated for exquisitely precise silverwork and elegant designs that are always perfectly balanced between simplicity and ornamentation; nothing is superfluous, nothing can be subtracted.
This bracelet fits right in with his reputation, as it is skillfully done with balance and precision, simple but powerful symbolism, and the texture and soft edges that show a sensibility in design.
The bracelet is sterling silver, hand-textured, and stamped with bear paws, both directly into the silver and with drops of 14k gold to accent three of the stamps.
Bears are typically seen as protectors, and this bracelet is a strong representation of that ideal.
Al Joe brings timeless beauty, extraordinary skill, and exceptional refinement to this, and all his pieces, and we know you will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed having it in our collection!