Handcrafted inlay cuff bracelet by Zuni artists Anson & Laticia Wallace. Set in solid sterling silver with 24 genuine Acoma Jet fossilized wood pieces. The square wire channels make for a light weight but sturdy bracelet.Easy to wear and comfortable. The bracelet measures 1/2" in width with a inside measurement of 5"1/2 and a 1"1/4 opening.
Jet (black) is a product of high-pressure decomposition of wood from millions of years ago, commonly the wood of trees. Jet is found in two forms, hard and soft. Hard jet is the result of carbon compression and salt water; soft jet is the result of carbon compression and fresh water. Native American Navajo and Pueblo tribes of New Mexico were using regionally mined jet for jewelry and the ornamentation of weapons when early Spanish explorers reached the area in the 1500’s.Today these jet deposits are known as Acoma jet, for the Acoma Pueblo.