Alton Bedonie Rare Gem Grade Bisbee Turquoise Overlay Bracelet
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Navajo jeweler Alton Bedonie exhibits marvelous skill in his ability to create pieces that are highly abnormal on the market place today. He combines multiple techniques in one single piece and when you see it, you know it is Alton. This shank of this breathtaking, bright and beautiful bracelet was created by first taking a heavy gauge sterling silver sheet and texturing it in two ways. Inside the arrowhead design it is brightly polished and delicately textured. On the outside he has deeply textured the design and oxidized it to create depth and contrast. Gorgeous swirls of brilliant smooth silver work compliment the texture to perfection. Alton has then hammered the ends beneath the arrowheads with an effect reminiscent of rippling water. With great consideration given to the quality of the stone he has then created a separate sunburst design to overlay beneath the high hand chiseled bezel. Sitting gloriously in the center of the piece is a magnificent rare gem grade natural Bisbee turquoise cabochon. The large specimen is deep sky blue with subtle hints of spiderweb and vibrant reddish-brown matrix characteristic of the finest quality from the claim. Taken from his private collection, this size of Bisbee is rarely encountered on today’s market. The finished bracelet is one of Alton’s finest creations, gorgeously executed and highly collectible.
Inner Circumference of Bracelet: 5 3/4 in. Bracelet Gap Size: 1 1/4 in. Bracelet Width: 1 5/8 in. Stone Size: 15/16 in. x 15/16 in. (at widest point) Full Inner Circumference of Bracelet Gap Size Included: 7 in. (Can be slightly adjusted prior to shipment upon request)
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