Overlay Bracelet with Turquoise
Collectors all over the world clamor for Tommy Jackson’s award-winning jewelry and this bracelet is a fine example of his appeal – and talent.
Expect crisp, precise overlay work – check. Visually alluring design – check. First-rate, natural stone – check. Beautiful finish to the silver as well as the stone – check.
Two things make this bracelet beautifully different: the overlaid silver pattern, and the large, gloriously blue, natural Kingman turquoise – with unexpected pyrite (fool’s gold) in the matrix.
There are rug weavers in Tommy’s extended family, and this handsome cuff honors them, with its classic, stepped design that evokes traditional Navajo textiles.
Overlaid on a darkened base of sterling silver, the polished motifs stand out from the background.
These stepped patterns also evoke the traditional, good-luck rain symbol, so the design has dual references.
Topping the cuff is a that splendid, natural Kingman turquoise, in a radiant sky-blue, and set horizontally, to harmonize with the width of the cuff.
Warm-hued, metallic matrix splashes across the oval stone, adding more organic forms to the rigorous angles of the silver.
The silver is polished to a brilliant shine, which glistens, along with the gleaming polish of the turquoise.
Fine design and workmanship, and a high-quality turquoise, add up to a marvelous, handsome bracelet that vibrates with energy and beauty.
Just what you’d expect from a Tommy Jackson piece.