He was mentored by his uncle, the late, celebrated Fred Kabotie, founder of the “Hopi style” of jewelry and the Hopi Guild (which trained many jewelers).
Watson is now a famous, major prize-winning jeweler, himself.
He is especially noted for his intricate workmanship, the high drama of his designs, and beautiful mixing of silver and gold.
This exceptionally handsome bracelet demonstrates his faultless command of metal work and design.
Water, the source of life essential to the Hopi’s dry farming, is the motif.
Without water, crops will wither, and people will, also.
The thick, gleaming 14-karat gold river and cloud designs are especially effective against the finely chiseled silver edges, and velvety dark silver background.
The workmanship is perfect, the design is traditional, but looks strikingly abstract and modern.
In a good size for everyday wear and/or stacking with other bracelets, this is classic, chic, and dramatic, even though delicate in scale.
Tastefully bold and elegant, this is a masterful piece of jewelry in every way.. Plus, the design represents the very best luck.