Handcrafted by Navajo artist Albert Jake from the Albuquerque, New Mexico. The guild "HBH" (Heavy by Hand) is stamped on the inside of the bracelet. Measuring 3/8" in width and featuring a rectangular Kingman tutrquoise stone along with silver crosses and detailed stamping. Heavy gauge sterling silver is used giving the bracelet a solid feel. It has an inside measurement of 5-3/4" with a 1-1/4" opening.
Artist: Albert Jake: was born in 1959 in the Zuni Pueblo south of Gallup, New Mexico. He learned silversmithing from his parents. He specializes in traditional set stones and cluster jewelry with intricate stamp work. He has been smithing since 1987. He also creates sand-paintings and makes pottery. During the summers he works as a forest fire fighter. He lives with his wife and two daughters today in Rahmah, New Mexico, near the Zuni Pueblo.
Stone:Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.