Collectors all over the world clamor for Tommy Jackson jewelry, and this bracelet is a fine example of his appeal: Expected silky-smooth inlay – check. Visually alluring design – check. Beautiful finish to the silver as well as the stones – check. Unusual choice of materials – check.
Wide enough to display a dynamic pattern that resembles Navajo rug designs, this vibrant cuff is inlaid in an unusual collection of stones and colors. Brilliant blue turquoise is dominant, with the complementary warmth of golden tan jasper; black jade holds it all together. There are inlaid dots of black jade, some set with silver frames, some plain, like the lines that parallel the silver channels. These dots symbolize raindrops, and other drops of water – good luck signs. There are three little circles of inlaid silver, as well, which might stand in for the sun and moon, or just add additional glimmer to the piece.
The jagged forms of the inlaid materials, set on diagonals, create a dramatically syncopated pattern, in addition to the visual drama of the intense colors. Fine design and workmanship, and a unique combination of stones, add up to a marvelously different bracelet that vibrates with energy and beauty. Just what you’d expect from a Tommy Jackson piece.