Here Aaron Toadlena has put a slight twist on a classic style of Navajo bracelet. Using the multi-row needlepoint style, he bumped up the size of the round stones used, making this a more carat-rich version which holds much more turquoise than the average bracelet made in this style. Like the classic version of such bracelets, he set his stones on a background that is so heavily oxidazed that it appears as a black background. Then he added raindrops between all the stone settings to add shimmer to the design. His underlying cuff is shaped to convexity and this makes it sturdy, not easily bent. You wouldn't want this to bend easily because it would stress the bezels the stones are set in. You want to buy this in the right size, put it on and wear it for the next forty years, or until you pass it on to someone you love. This cuff tapers to the terminals and is decorated with repoussée ellipses and stampwork. Aaron also decorated this with stamped motifs inside the cuff.
Hallmarked Aaron Toadlena and stamped .925 (signifying Sterling silver) inside.
Width in front: 1 1/4"
Width at terminals: 3/4"
Stones: 55 rounds of natural Kingman turquoise 3/16" (5 mm.) diameter
Terminal to terminal: 5 5/8"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 3/4"