Modern-Traditional Silver & Turquoise Cuff
This artist started her jewelry career with her late husband, Herbert Taylor, as mentor.
Since 1996, she has achieved an award-winning reputation of her own. This impressive bracelet demonstrates her mastery and her artistry.
The satisfyingly sturdy silver is really two layers, with the overlay designs visible on either side of the gorgeous, large turquoise cabochons.
The edges have been beautifully formed into flowing curves, which resemble a winding river.
They coordinate, both thematically and visually, with the stepped rain motifs that follow the shape of the bracelet, blossoming into a fan shape at either end.
Water and rain are the themes; even the hand-chiseled texture of the underlying, darkened layer of silver resembles falling rain.
Capturing attention are the three, gloriously blue, natural turquoise stones set across the center of the piece.
These are the color of sky and water, again keeping to the theme, which implies very good luck; water/rainfall is a major blessing in the desert.
High-domed, these stones are more than merely beautiful; they are high quality, as well.
Beautiful to look at, beautifully designed, and beautifully executed, this is a sleek, dramatically handsome bracelet.
It is rooted in tradition, but expressed in beautiful, modern terms.