Something different from this accomplished lapidary artist.
Something retro, actually; decorative watchbands were all the rage when she started out cutting and setting stones, about 40 years ago.
Now regaining favor, as they are both practical and decorative.
The vibrantly inlaid ends take your watch from ho-hum to whoo-hoo! (Just take the watchband to a jeweler, and have a watch attached, with tiny pins.)
Using the colors and materials long traditional to Zuni, the artist has assembled natural turquoise, red coral, mother of pearl, and jet into a lively, vivid design, set in silver. (The expansion band, of course, is not silver.)
A play of triangles animates the luminous and bright colors.
All the stones and shell are so smoothly inlaid, your finger wouldn’t know it wasn’t a solid piece, if you weren’t looking!
Tiny stamped silver rosettes flank each inlaid end, adding some glitter to the glistening mother of pearl.
Now, your watch will be as individual and colorful as the rest of your jewelry.
This will work for men, as well as women.