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Zig-Zag Overlay and Inlaid Bracelet

Hank Whitethorne


Interesting bracelet with inlaid band of multi-stones across cuff, and two, stepped overlay silver elements placed catty-corner on opposite sides of the cuff, so they rise above and below, beyond the 3/4″ wide cuff.

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Hank lives far out on the Navajo Reservation. His combination of daring design, wonderful and colorful stones, and traditional elements, result in maximum drama. HIs work has not only won him awards and fellowships, but devoted collectors all over the country.

This is an older piece of his, that we rediscovered while taking inventory. As they say, you never know what you’ll find when you clean house! A lovely, lucky find, this singular bracelet is quintessential Hank Whitethorne, with satiny inlay, exacting overlay, beautiful colors and creative, dramatic design. Smooth and polished on the inside, it is also very comfortable to wear. And the luck is also yours, the new owners’, since the price is an old one, too!

The stepped overlay silver rows jut up and down, beyond the horizontal band of inlaid stones. They are traditional symbols of rain, but created and placed in a totally non-traditional way. Marching calmly in a line, bisecting the silver rain symbols, the various stones are inlaid so that complementary colors are next to one another, heightening their impact. The greenish turquoise complements the red stones and the purple sugilite, while the dark blue lapis shares an affinity with green.

Startling in appearance, at first, the innovative design is both handsome on the wrist, and comfortable to wear. It is a beautiful amalgam of traditional elements that are transformed into a contemporary work of art by this very gifted jeweler.

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Wrist Size

5 3/4 + 1 " gap, 6 3/4


Coral, Lapis, Spiny Oyster Shell, Sterling Silver, Sugilite, Turquoise

Bracelet Sizing

Zig-Zag Overlay and Inlaid Bracelet

Measure your wrist with a soft tape measure. Run it around the wrist, not too tightly or too loosely, just in front of the wrist bone. That is the measurement that we use for each bracelet on our website.

THE “CUFF” MEASUREMENT INCLUDES THE TOTAL CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE BRACELET, INCLUDING THE GAP. The width denotes the widest part of the cuff, itself. If your wrist size is substantially greater than the bracelet’s, it will be too small.

Some bracelets may be adjusted slightly, case by case. Bracelets with inlaid stones around the entire surface cannot be sized. For any doubts, please contact us with your wrist size and information about the bracelet(s) and we can check the compatibility.