This cluster design is set with twelve stones of natural, untreated Kingman turquoise from Arizona. A small amount of this blue to blue-green turquoise was mined at Kingman within the last year or two and this is an excellent matched set of this rare product of the mine. This turquoise is particularly fine-grained and, therefore, polishes to glassy smoothness. The patterned cluster of stones is punctuated by small raindrops interspersed between the stone settings. Rounds of orange spiny oyster were used as accents to the left and right of the cluster. The cuff itself is split into five narrower bands behind the clustered array of stones and is slightly convex on the sides. Aaron's large-pattern stampwork decorates the cuff to the terminals, while accenting stampwork traces the sculpted edges of the cuff. This is a classic design for which Aaron is well known and those familiar with his work recognize his designs immediately.
Hallmarked Aaron Toadlena and stamped .925 to indicate it is made from Sterling silver.
Stones: center 3/4" x 9/16"; 10 stones ranging from 7/16" x 3/8" to 5/8" x 5/16" to 5/8" x 1/2"
Spiny oyster: 2 rounds 1/4" diameter
Width of cuff dead center: 1 3/4"
Width of cuff at terminals: 3/4"
Terminal to terminal: 5 1/2"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 5/8"