NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED CUFF BRACELET WITH ROYSTON TURQUOISE
Crafted by renown Navajo artist Sunshine Reeves, this is the largest bracelet we have offered. Measuring 2"-3/4 in width with a stone that measures 2"-1/4 x 1"-1/2, this bracelet makes a statement. It has an inside measurement of 5"-5/8 with a 1"-1/4 opening. The high grade Royston turquoise stone has deep coloring and beautiful contrasting matrix. The stamp work is quintessential Sunshine Reeves. This is a true collectable
Stone: Royston Turquoise: A district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, The Royal Blue. Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues which are set off by a heavy brown matrix. The Royston mine is producing a little high-grade turquoise today, operated by the Ottison family. They process most of their material into finished cabs and allow very little rough to come onto the market. This controlled output has raised the price of this material considerably in recent years.
Artist: Born in Twin Lakes, New Mexico in 1966, Daniel "Sunshine" Reeves is an award-winning Navajo artist of many talents. Sunshine learned the art of silversmithing from his older brothers at the age of 24 and has since become an innovator in the realm of his craft. On an average piece, Sunshine will use 10 to 20 different handmade stamps to create the unique patterns for which he is so well known.