Heavy Gauge Coral Cluster BraceletErnest Begay
A cuff that channels the old style of Navajo jewelry, but with modern finesse.
This handsome bracelet blazes with the vibrant red of the highest quality, natural coral.
Ernest Begay is widely reputed, particularly for his use of especially heavy-gauge silver, paired with superb, Mediterranean red coral – like this piece.
Set in a trio of elliptical rosettes, the magnificent, matched coral cabochons flame against the deeply stamped silver.
The precise, exceptionally deep stamping, all done by hand, of course, adds a contrasting texture to the glossy, smooth coral stones.
The cuff itself is cut into scallops that match the form of the oval coral designs, with a fluted half bead between each rosette.
The ends of the cuff flare out in an abstract feather fan, and there are silver ropes around each horizontal coral.
Remarkable coral, unusually substantial silver, and marvelous silver work, together form a bracelet of extraordinary quality, as well as beauty.