Internationally renowned and collected, Jake Livingston is a top award-winner at home, too. Navajo through his mother, he learned Zuni techniques from his renowned jeweler father, and his uncle, Dennis Edaakie.This exquisite bracelet exemplifies his Zuni style and his skill.Combining his dual heritage, the silver work is the equal of the precise inlay design. Simple and subtle chiseling creates a slightly raised and textured frame for the oval with an enchanting, complex inlaid design of a hummingbird and wild roses. This is a traditional Pueblo theme, referring to pollination of plants, and therefore, good luck.Iridescent abalone shell adds its beauty to the other materials. Most unusually, there is both flat inlay, in the flowers and foliage, and raised inlay – in the delicately detailed hummingbird. Notice how the bird’s curved beak is gracefully tapered, even though it is the merest sliver of jet, as are the thorns of the rosebud, to the upper right. Impeccable workmanship (he was voted Artist of the Year) and design combine to validate this artist’s many awards and high reputation.
Sterling Silver, Natural Abalone Shell, Turquoise Jet, Mother of Pearl, Coral, etc
Total Size: 6 5/8″ Cuff Size: 5 1/2″ Gap Size: 1 1/8″ Width: 1 1/8″