And please check our Vintage Jewelry Gallery and Masters' Gallery for other bracelets

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Gilbert Begay brought in this trio of bracelets to our Tucson store. The bracelet at top is 1 inch wide and made for a medium wrist. $250. The narrower one just below is a large men's size and just under 3/4 inch wide.. $260. The one at lower right is of a heavier gauge silver and 5/8 inch wide. $230. (ALL IN TUCSON)

The large men's bracelet above was made by Karl Nataani, who is known for his beautifully and meticulously designed and crafted guard bracelets. This one is quite heavy (#3 square wire, for those of you familiar with gauges). 7 inches with a 1.5 inch opening. $380 (TUCSON)

The trio of guard bracelets below are finished with turquoise ends. The square wire bracelet is made for a small ladies wrist (5 inches with a 1 inch opening) and set with Candelario turquoise. $168. The heavy gauge triangle bracelet is 5.25 inches and $170 while the lighter one is just over 5 inches and $110. (ALL IN TUCSON)

These Karl Nataani bracelets are a nice heavy weight ladies size (5 inches with a 1 inch opening). The bracelet set with Morenci turquoise is $240. The coral bracelet is heavier and $280. (TUCSON)

Tohoho O'odham silversmith Rick Manuel created the overlay Friendship Dance bracelet at left - with a gold moon. 1 1/8 inch wide and made for a small wrist. $525. The bracelet at right is based upon the life cycle of the frogs that were once common in the streams and springs at the base of the mountains - the Catalina Mountains on Tucson's northern boundary is called Babad Duag, or Frog Mountain the Tohono O'odham language. 1 inch wide and made for a small wrist. $420. (BOTH IN TUCSON)

 

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This graceful sandcast bracelet is by Robert Sorrell and is set with a 60 carat piece of turquoise from the Royston Mine that is so rich in color that it could be easily be mistaken for turquoise from the nearby Blue Gem Mine. Made for medium-to-small wrist it is 2 inches across at the widest point. $1100. (SANTA FE)

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Robert Sorrell created this striking sandcast bracelet. Just over 1.5 inches wides and made for a medium to small wrist. There is an overlay double lightning design on the inside- additional photos available on request. $875 (TUCSON)
A stunning contemporary tufa cast bracelet with an elegant concave shape in cross-section that makes it quite comfortable to wear. By Tim Herrera of Cochiti Pueblo. 1 7/8 inches across at the widest point. Made for a medium to small wrist. $300. (SANTA FE)

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A sandcast bracelet by Sorrell set with the best piece of top grade Persian turquoise (from the Nishapur Region) that I have had in over 30 years. Turquoise from that region has been mined for over 2,500 years and is largely played out so this stone is clearly from a stash that had been set aside some time ago. 2 inches wide and made for a smallish wrist. $1875 (TUCSON)

 

 

Joseph Coriz from Kewa Pueblo does some of the most elegant overlay bracelets, He just brought these in to our Santa Fe store. 

The wide bracelet above is 1.5 inches wide. 5 3/8 with a 1 inch opening. $875. (TUCSON)

AT RIGHT: the top bracelet is set with turquoise that he was told was from the #8 Mine, but which I think might be from elsewhere in Nevada. Regardless, a nice stone that beatifully accents this 1 1/4inch wide bracelet that was made for a medium-small wrist. $925.(TUCSON))

The one below is the same size and 1 inch wide. $800. (SANTA FE)

All are 3 accented with 14kt gold dots and we can e-mail you additional photos that show the work on the sides of each.

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Both by Robert Sorrell. The maze-inspired top cuff has a small coral bead at one end. 1.5 inches wide and made for a medium wrist. $1100. The bracelet with the intriguing ellipses (a design motif that is reprised in overlay on the inside) 1 1/8 inch wide and for a medium wrists. $885. (BOTH IN TUCSON)

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The bracelet at left was made by Kevin Yazzie for a small wrist and is just  tad over 1 inch wide. $475. Zuni jeweler extraordinaire, Colin Coonsis, made the incredible black mother of pearl bracelet. 1 3/8 inches wide. Made for a medium but flat wrist. $600 (BOTH IN TUCSON)

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At top above is new work from Vernon Begaye, The top one employs hammered overlay and is set with a nice turquoise the Kingman Mine. It measures just over 5.5 inches with a 1.25 inch opening. $875. The one below is 1 3/8 inch wide and 5.5 inches with a 1 inch opening. $400. (SANTA FE)

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Rick Manuel's bracelet showing the life cycle of the frog. So many once inhabited the canyons and riparian areas of the Catalina Mountains on Tucson's northern boundary, that the Tohono O'odham people called it Babad Duag or Frog Mountain. 1 inch wide and for a small wrist. $425. (TUCSON)

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About 1 inch wide, this sandcast guard bracelet set by Robert Sorrell is set with turquoise from the Tyrone Mine, which has been closed for some years. It was a source of turquoise going back 8 or 900 years. $685. (SANTA FE)

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Navajo rancher, rodeo competitor and silversmith, Ernest Rangel made the sandcast stampwork bracelet with a row of round turquoise from  the Kingman Mine. Beautifully detailed and executed. Just over 1/4 inch wide, this one was made for a man's wrist but he makes smaller ones as well, so please let us know if you might be interested in on.  (TUCSON)

 

 

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Cody Sanderson and his work have become internationally famous. His work is widely collected in the Orient, from Singapore to Hong Kong to Japan. This cuff - a men's size- was made just before he 'went viral'. 2 inches wide.  $800 (TUCSON)

The sandcast bracelet at left was made by Robert Sorrell. The line at right terminates in a small coral bead. 1 3/8 inch wide. $875. The bracelet at right is a very nice heavyweight silver stampwork piece by Leonard Nez and is set with turquoise from the Royston Mine. The stone is actually darker and richer than the photo shows, due to the glare of the light. 1 1/4 inch wide and made for a small wrist. $750.

At 2 1/8 inch wide, this twist wire bracelet is a wonderful piece of work. By Philip Tsosie. $900 The inlaid bracelet was made by the late Lynol Yellowhorse. et with spiny oyster shell, turquoise variscite, sugilite and lapis.  1.5 inches wide and made for a small wrist. $875 (SANTA FE)

Three bracelets by Mildred Parkhurst. Each was made for a medium wrist and is about 3/8 inch wide and $185. From left to right: set with turquoise from Nevada, Royston turquoise from Nevada and Bisbee turquoise from Arizona SOLD. (ALL IN SANTA FE)


By Jennifer Curtis, 1 5/8 inch wide. 5.5 inches with a 1 inch opening. $950. The very unusual and innovative bracelet at right was made by Bryan Joe, son of Al Joe, a well-known, award-winning silversmith for decades. Now Bryan is earning that title as well.  3/4 inch wide and made for a  small wrist. $450. (BOTH IN TUCSON)

Craig Agoodie made both of these bracelets. The one at left is set with clear turquoise from Bisbee. Just over 1 inch wide, Made for a small wrist. $525. The one at right is the same size and set with turquoise from the Carico Lake mine in Nevada. $600. (BOTH IN TUCSON)

 

This bracelet was made by the late Willie Coin Sr., Navajo. (we have a concha belt by him in our vintage gallery) Just over 1.5 inches wide. Made for a small wrist. $300 (TUCSON)

 

The sandcast bracelet is set with a marvelous piece of turquoise from the Royston Mine in Nevada,. Made for a medium wrist, it measures 2 3/8 inches across at the widest point. $475. (TUCSON) The sandcast bracelet at right was made by Priscilla Naswood Bahe. Set with an unusual green turquoise from Nevada, it measures 1.75 inches across at the widest point. $300. (SANTA FE)

This stunning bracelet was made a few years ago by the Navajo silversmith Jim Harrison. 1.5 inches across at the widest point. it is inlaid with black jet, turquoise, lapis mother of pearl, coral, malachite, variscite and lepidolite. $1600.

 (SANTA FE)