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Star-Studded Cuff

$550.00

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SKU: 11640 Category: Tags: ,

Description

Devoted family man, activist for the legal protection of Native jewelry – and a very well-respected, well-known jeweler – Lyle learned from his father, one of a family of noted silversmiths.

Lyle is a master of chisel work and hand-stamping, using stamps he designs and makes himself.

He works the silver in the old way and calls his style a blend of the old and the new.

This cuff is notable in several ways: it is impressively wide; has an unusual and beautiful design; has exquisite stamping and fabrication.

A constellation of tiny, star-shaped motifs glisten and twinkle within diamond-shaped silver borders. They cover the entire surface of the cuff, except for classic “eyelash” stamps, at the ends.

The effect of this all-over pattern is of a sumptuous fabric or the heavily decorated ceiling of a palace.

Another unusual detail is the double border on side of the bracelet, only.

Navajo culture favors symmetry and balance; this one-sided border is elegantly chiseled but definitely uncommon.

All the workmanship is breathtaking in its precision and the delicacy of the unique design.

Outstanding in every aspect, this is a splendid bracelet.

Note that the shape of the cuff is quite round; if you have a flat wrist, it will seem too large.

It might be possible to close the gap a bit, to have it fit more closely. If you have a round wrist, it will probably feel just right.

Additional information

Materials

Sterling Silver

Wrist Size

5 1/4" + 1 1/4" Gap | 6 1/2" all around

Width

1 1/2" W