Tradition with a twist. And not just the twisted silver ropes that embellish the sides of this knock-out bracelet.
Just about every element of this gloriously intricate, exuberantly complex design is traditional, but put all together, they become the artist’s own design.
For one thing, the workmanship is much finer than that of the “good old days”.
This is refined, silver work with a gorgeous, natural, Kingman waterweb turquoise, in a lovely large oval.
Rounds of slightly lighter turquoise, within the stone, resemble drops of water, which gives the turquoise its nickname.
Emphasizing the watery theme, the artist has placed two pairs of spirals, one on each side of the stone.
Of the same twisted wire as the bezel, these designs symbolize water, and flow from smaller spirals, like streams flowing into rivers.
Two pairs of tiny fluted beads flank the stone, and beautiful stamped designs continue along the sides of the cuff, to the ends.
Two, gleaming silver domes border the center spirals, leading to the stamped areas.
They are bordered with finely chiseled flat edges, like ruffled paper.
Spectacular stone, and equally splendid workmanship and design make a distinctive statement.