NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED BRACELET BY PHILBERT SECATERO
Unique long oval stone cuff bracelet. The center deep blue center stone measures 1″1/2 x 5/8″ The stones really makes this piece stand out. The side stones measure 1/2″ round. The bracelet width measures 3/4″, making it the perfect size and very comfortable. Created by Navajo artist Philbert Secatero. He is known for his high quality stones and layout. This is a wonderful piece.
Stone: Lapis Lazuli – Mines in northeast Afghanistan continue to be a major source of lapis lazuli. They are also produced from mines west of Lake Baikal in Russia, and in the Andes mountains in Chile. Smaller quantities are mined in Pakistan, Italy, Mongolia, the United States, and Canada. It is a stone prized for its intense blue color. The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Arabic word lazward, from which the word azure comes, which means blue. Ancient Romans used to call it “sapphires,” which was subsequently applied to the blue variety of corundum we know today as sapphire.