The past repeats itself, but in a streamlined. more refined version. In traditional Navajo jewelry, the stones were the important element, and the silver work took a supporting role.
This jeweler has adapted the familiar 5-stone bracelet with beautiful, varied, natural spider web turquoise in an abstracted setting.
The stones are all organically shaped, in an impressive but wearable size. The variations of blue color are seen through the dense pattern of matrix, like sun and shadows in the forest, or the depths of the ocean.
A traditional, sturdy, 3-bar silver cuff is punctuated with plain rounds of silver, rather than the older style of fluted or ornamented accents.
This pared-down version of past styles looks fresh and modern. The stones are the stars, and the whole has a very contemporary, clean, look.
Beautiful, natural stones, a good weight of silver, a design with modern flair that is also comfortable, and expert workmanship, make for a classic of the future.