We first began buying simple pieces from Arnold Blackgoat in the mid-nineties; barrettes, belt buckles and ponytail covers. Early in his career he specialized in such items buffed to a high polish. Now he is showing his experienced skills through original designs characterized by his excellent workmanship.
This stunning Traditional Revival cuff by Arnold is beautifully textured with deep stampwork and repoussée forms in a sculpted-edge cuff set with a rich blue oval of natural, untreated Kingman turquoise from Arizona. The stone is set in a smooth bezel wrapped with raindrop wire. The stampwork is beautifully precise and bites deeply into the silver. This bracelet exhibits design elements often seen in traditional Navajo belt buckles and would be the perfect companion piece to a fine Navajo buckle. This is an exceptional design which is perfectly executed and holds a collector-grade stone of natural American turquoise.
Hallmarked "Arnold Blackgoat" and stamped "Sterling" inside.
Stone: 7/8" x 11/16"
Width dead center: 2 7/8"
Width of cuff at terminals: 2 1/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 7/8"
Gap: 1 1/4"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 7 1/8"