Authentic Native American Navajo Indian Inlay Bracelet

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Merle House, Jr. - Navajo Sterling Silver
"Navajo Nights" 3-Sided Inlay Bracelet
HK Item #NBN528

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Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver and  Opal Inlay bracelet

Side 1:
One side is a beautiful inlay of a Navajo Night - the hogan nestled between two buttes and a star studded sky. Wonderful inlay using jet, jasper and turquoise. The ends are finished off with an inlay of turquoise, mother of pearl, gaspeite, spiny oyster and malachite with jet channels

Size

Measures 6 1/2" total inside circumference including gap between ends of 1 1/4".

Paula says: "This bracelet fits me very well which is significant for several reasons. Once I tried it on, I didn't want to take it off !! And the other is that I can tell you my wrist is about 7" so that if your wrist is larger than that, this bracelet will not work for you because of the intricate inlay, the stones could loosen if you tried to open it up to make it larger. I'd estimate it would be best for approximately a 6 1/2" to 7" wrist."

Stones
Turquoise, mother of pearl, gaspeite, spiny oyster, malachite, jet
Read about stones
Weight
40 grams
Hallmarks
MH
Sterling
Artist
Merle House, Jr., Navajo

Merle House Jr. is from the Ganado, Arizona area and is in his twenties. He has been learning silversmithing and stone inlay work from his father-in-law, award winning Navajo silversmith Ervin P. Tsosie.

Ervin Tsosie's work is highly regarded and sought out worldwide. He hand cuts gemstones and other materials such as jet, coral, lapis, malachite, turquoise and makes intricate murals based on ceremonial and mythical figures.

Ervin's son-in-law, Merle House creates his own designs but the similarity in the style of the work is unmistakable. It is as if he is filling a blank canvas with intricate strokes of stone, very much like his mentor.

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver and  Opal Inlay bracelet

Merle House, Jr. - Navajo
"Navajo Nights" Inlay Bracelet

NBN528
$900 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "All in all a breath-taking and varied bracelet. A real treasure!"

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver and  Opal Inlay bracelet

Side 2:
Incredible corn row inlay using brilliant stones and shells - purple and orange spiny oyster, turquoise, mother of pearl, lapis and more. Shouts out Indian Corn harvest !!

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver and  Opal Inlay bracelet

Side 3:
The top of the bracelet is a beautiful sterling silver channel inlay using turquoise, spiny oyster, mother of pearl, lapis, and gaspeite. There are two turquoise cabochons to finish off the ends.

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver and  Opal Inlay bracelet

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver and  Opal Inlay bracelet

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Corn Row or Cobblestone?

These techniques of setting stone against stone in a thick mosaic are related yet different. They are most often seen in Navajo stone work. Both methods require that each stone be rounded or beveled along its top edges before being placed in the desired pattern.

Here is where the differences appear. Corn row refers to similar size pieces of stone set parallel, side by side in a neat row - the edges of each stone are usually rounded. Cobblestone refers to pieces that are fitted perpendicular or angled to each other like you'd see in a stone courtyard. Often cobblestone pieces vary in size and have beveled rather than rounded edges.

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