According to a respected reference work, “Vernon Begaye is a Navajo jeweler whose individual vision sets him apart from tradition while retaining the cultural origins that inspired his talent.”
He is especially noted for turning traditional materials into modern, even contemporary pieces, using fine, natural stones.
This pristine cuff demonstrates his ability to tone down the innovation and create a masterful version of a traditional silver bracelet.
The silver is an unusually heavy gauge, allowing for marvelously chunky chisel work on both edges, and deep, raised stamp work in the center.
The silver glistens, on the plain surfaces of the center, while the robust texture of the edges is a handsome contrast.
This award-winning jeweler has achieved a handsome modern look, with a nod to tradition.
Exceptional in its heft, design, and workmanship, this bracelet is wonderful on its own, or stacked.
PS It is an older piece that emerged from obscurity, so enjoy the older price, too.