Teardrop Kingman Turquoise Cuff
A classic Navajo design, this striking cuff is set with large, matching Natural Kingman Turquoise cabochons cut by the artist.
Each stone has its own pattern; harmony is achieved by the uniform sizes, shapes, and colors.
The proportion of the stones and the openness of the design create a graceful and elegantly light look.
Each stone is set in a bezel surrounded by a sterling silver hand-twisted wire, which reminds one of a rope lassoing the Turquoise.
The bezeled cabochons bridge the two, narrow, rounded bars to form the top of the cuff.
The high polish on the silver makes the piece sparkle and is a lively contrast to the beautiful blue of the stones.
Wonderfully different, and masterfully fabricated by hand, this cuff makes a statement – it goes with everything, beautifully.
PS: The mark honors Leonard’s wife, who works on the pieces with him, with her initials: RH. The L is for Leonard: R L H. The artist chose this as his stamp so as not to be confused with his silversmith father, Leonard Platero Sr.