Aaron Anderson is a renowned Navajo silversmith who works almost exclusively as a sandcast artist carving one-of-a-kind molds to make his creations. He does very fine tufa carving and uses the finest natural turquoise in his work.
I can't recall the last time I saw a stone of Pilot Mountain turquoise that even held a candle to this stone. The stone is thick, has a great edge all the way around it and is simply incomparable for marking and color. But it's not only about the stone here. The sandcast cuff is the product of a truly remarkable carving and casting job. On the exposed surface of the cuff, it's polished to a high shine. But on the inner edges of the cuff, which can be seen when it's worn, it evinces the most perfect stippled surface that you would ever hope to see in a sandcast piece. The stone is set in a smooth bezel and wrapped with twisted square wire. There is sandcast work and then there is this level of accomplishment.
Stone: 1 1/2" x 1 1/8"
Width of cuff at stone: 1 3/4"
Width of cuff at terminals: 7/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 1/2"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 5/8""