Rug Pattern Bracelet with Carico Lake TurquoiseAllison “Snowhawk” Lee
Allison Lee, also known as Snowhawk, a name given to him by his grandmother, is a consistently prize-winning jeweler, who produces finely detailed and well-designed work.
He stays close to home, does Santa Fe Indian Market and other local shows, and prefers his pieces to speak for him. This bracelet shouts “Highest Quality” in workmanship, materials and design.
How many ways are there to say “superlative”? All of them are needed for this deceptively simple work of the jeweler’s art. Look at the stone embraced by the hand cut dentil bezel: That vivid, natural, Spring-leaf green of hard-to-find Carico Lake turquoise is prized.
The quality of the stone is equalled by the caliber of the silver work. With understated precision, the background is chiseled to resemble the myriad stitches in a rug.
Highly polished, appliqued rug designs beautifully stand out from the textured background. The oval frame around the turquoise accentuates the oval form of the stone and focusses attention on it, even more.
Elegantly detailed, every element of this distinctive bracelet is perfect in itself, and contributes to the whole.
Sure-handed skill, added to precious materials and a fine sense of esthetics, created this splendid piece.