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 is a split-cuff design consisting of two lengths of heavy-gauge triangle wire which form the edges of the cuff, while a length of heavy-gauge twisted square wire forms the equatorial center of the cuff. An oval of mint green natural, untreated King's Manassa turquoise with a wisp of deep green cloud is set in the straight-edged bezel wrapped with raindrops. To left and right, vertical wire bars, scrollwork, starred buttons and V-shaped appliquées highlight the stone. This tight-grained, highly polished stone is softly domed and has flecks of King's Manassa archetypal auburn matrix.
Hallmarked "A. CADMAN" and stamped "Sterling" inside the cuff behind the stone.
Stone: 11/16" x 1/2"
Width of cuff at stone: 7/8" Width at terminals: 3/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 1/8" Gap: 1"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 1/8"