Dragonflies are a good luck sign for many Natives in the dry southwest because they live on and near waterways.
Since they are also quite lovely in form, they are often depicted in various media, as in this stunning bracelet.
A medley of beautiful, natural turquoise stones form the body, head and wings.
Twisted silver wire outlines the wings, and forms the antennae, contrasting texture and glitter with the smooth stones.
Two pairs of natural turquoise flank the radiant dragonfly, also outlined in twisted silver wire.
The artists have wisely chosen to perch the dragonfly and turquoise stones on a broad, three-bar silver cuff, rather than a solid piece of silver.
This gives the piece a lovely airiness, as if the dragonfly were flitting over silvery water, and is nicely aerated for comfort.
The turquoise stones, all natural, range from pale aqua to rich blue-green, all suggesting water and sky hues.
Brownish matrix in some stones evokes the wooded surroundings of a creek, and its dappled shade.
Symbolically, this cuff features water and land, in luscious harmony. Visually, the varied hues of turquoise are equally delicious.
With fine workmanship, graceful design, and fabulous, large, natural turquoise stones, this is a light and airy statement bracelet that you can wear often, and happily.