Jolene is one of the most celebrated and well-known of all her gifted siblings, and the proud mother and aunt of a younger generation of award-winners, as well. She has continued the carved stone style characteristic of her late parents, Ben and Felicita Eustace, in the 1960’s and ’70’s – but with her own brand of artistic flair.
This bracelet is remarkable even for Jolene: the size and arrangement of the natural, hand-carved Kingman turquoise make for maximum impact, and the dot of natural red coral is a perfect foil, in color and texture. The double bar cuff is hand hammered and rounded, so it is visually of a piece with the textured and darkened silver supporting the stones, yet comfortable to wear. Tiny domes of 18-karat gold add subtle touches of warmth and glimmer.
This bracelet enjoys the rugged, almost medieval look that is recognizable as Jolene’s style, with a contemporary asymmetry and high drama – also her style. The stones all match, from the same batch of natural Kingman turquoise, but with varied sizes and shapes. Their large size, and the wonderful composition of rough and smooth, lend this sensational bracelet a fabulous allure.
Completely hand fabricated, this isa stunning bracelet. Despite the heavy texture and antiqued look of the silver, there is a grand presence to the piece: Something a medieval princess might have worn proudly, and you can too.