The award-winning artist has a national reputation for his intricately detailed jewelry sporting ancient petroglyph symbols.
Bears are revered by almost all tribes as protectors, effective hunters, and for their survival savvy.
In this sharply delineated design, the powerful bear images are in 14-karat gold, which stands out from the textured and darkened background.
It also coordinates well with the polished silver that frames each symbol.
The stepped silver designs in between the bears represent rain, another powerfully good luck sign.
For desert dwellers like the Navajo, rain is a life-sustainer, so this bracelet is not only dramatically handsome, but full of strong, positive medicine.
The workmanship is outstanding; the design a striking blend of tradition and modernity.
Each gold bear has been sawn and soldered, separately, onto the textured silver base.
Solid and delicate at the same time, this is a prime example of prize-winning artistry.
And, in true Navajo fashion, there is beauty on the inside, also – a hand stamped ribbon of frilly ovals that flows from one end to the other.
Share this “secret”, or keep it to yourself; the whole bracelet speaks of superb quality, beauty, and happy symbolism.