He is best known for his classic, understated and contemporary designs.
Here, he has reverted to a more traditional style, that is still timeless and elegant.
His favorite style is a band of hand stamped 14-karat gold, over a sterling silver base.
On that, however, he has here superimposed a traditional design of feather fans that flank a gorgeous, top-quality, natural red coral oval.
This design was often seen in buckles and ketohs – leather armbands that protect archers’ wrists – and still is, in fact.
In this rendition, however, the proportions and details of the applied piece are restrained and characteristically elegant.
The centerpiece is an oval coral in beautiful, natural deep red.
Increasingly rare, naturally dark red coral is considered as precious – or more so – as other coveted stones.
As befits a stone of this quality, it is set in a hand-chiseled bezel, framed by a twisted rope bezel and the slightly convex feather fans – all in 14-karat gold.
Luxurious as the materials are, the proportions and design are, as in all of Herbert Begaye’s work, discreet and tasteful.
The stone and its its setting overlap the chiseled gold band, but do not extend beyond the edge of the cuff, which lends the design an understated harmony, despite the luxurious materials.
Meticulous workmanship, combined with opulent materials and design, add up to an extraordinary bracelet.
The restraint and exquisite proportions of the design allow you to wear it every day, if you like; it will stack beautifully with others, and looks stunning on its own.