Born in 1966, Andy Cadman is the older brother of well-known silversmith Darrel Cadman and a half-brother of renowned smiths Gary and Sunshine Reeves. This group of relatively young smiths (35 to 40 years old) all learned much of their trade from David Reeves (Gary and Sunshine's full-brother who is now deceased). The Cadman brothers and the Reeves brothers, therefore, share a common element of apprenticeship and exhibit certain similarities in their work. Andy is a jovial big bear of a fellow and his friends and family call him "Ben."
This uniform-width cuff is set with a rich blue oval of natural, untreated Ithaca Peak turquoise from Arizona. The Ithaca Peak Mine, like the Kingman Mine, is owned and mined by the Colbaugh Family. It is near the Kingman Mine, but is considered distinct from the Kingman Mine. Ithaca Peak turquoise is a bit richer blue than Kingman turquoise and the very best Ithaca Peak turquoise is deep blue and costs considerably more than regular Kingman turquoise. This cuff shows off Andy's excellent stampwork and well-executed craftsmanship. Stylized birds formed by a combination of appliqueés frame this premium, natural stone.
Hallmarked A. CADMAN and stamped Sterling inside the cuff.
Stone: 1 3/16" x 7/8"
Width of cuff: 1"
Terminal to terminal: 5 3/4" Gap: 1 1/4"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 7"