There is no moon, but you can give her (or him) the stars, with this striking bracelet. Or give it to yourself – it’s too beautiful just to give away.
Lyndon Tsosie surely fits into the elite category of major award-winning artists.
This highly reputed, internationally collected jeweler continues to astonish with his constantly evolving imagination, and expert manipulation of fine materials.
This beautiful bracelet is one of his newest pieces. A large, splendid, natural, spiderweb turquoise from the Kingman mine of Arizona sits atop a tufa cast silver cuff.
The heavily textured surface of the silver echoes the intricate surface of the stone, with its web, and random spots of matrix.
A stone of this caliber is extremely hard to come by, these days. The high grade turquoise is held in place by a hand cut bezel with pointed edges.
It is flanked by a large, three-dimensional silver star, on either side. Each star has been totally formed by hand, and then applied onto the cuff.
Contrasting the rough surface of the cuff with the smooth and polished stars is a happy artistic choice. The inside of the cuff has been polished and smoothed, for maximum comfort.
Simple in style, but with a dramatic effect, this bracelet is a contemporary version of the traditional knock-’em-dead Navajo bracelet style: Spotlight a large, gorgeous, natural turquoise stone, surrounded by fancy silver work.
It worked then and it certainly works now, with much-enhanced finesse, in this super bracelet. Wear it proudly and often; heads will turn.