“Beautiful and intricate…Phil Loretto’s jewelry dazzles the eye”, according to one source. Often, it is inlaid with ultra-high quality, natural turquoise. Phil is considered a Master of modern Native jewelry. HIs famous intricacy, and use of superior stones, are visible in this remarkably handsome bracelet.
Narrow, but packed with artistry and expertise, the silver cuff is stamped and chiseled over its entirety, which gives the piece an ornamental, even embroidered, look. Across the center, is inlaid a horizontal row of fabulous stones: rich red, natural coral at one end; a center line-up of natural Bisbee, which is one of the top three rarest and most coveted turquoise; and another piece of Bisbee, paired with an accent of royal purple sugilite, at the other end. The deep hues of these splendid stones add to the rich, and somewhat archaic, look of the bracelet.
Since the artist know the pain of arthritis only too well – an occupational hazard – he has fused a band of copper to the inside of the bracelet, to help the lucky wearer to alleviate any pain from this condition. A truly holistic bracelet: thoughtful regard for health added to masterful design, materials and technique!
Handsomely noticeable on its own, this beautiful and quietly luxurious cuff will also stack well with other bracelets. Top artist and top materials, and it’s comfortable, too.