Darryl Becenti is an accomplished Navajo silversmith who is particularly good at combining various stamps to produce complex, evocative stampwork designs. When setting turquoise in his jewelry, he always uses fine, natural stones.
In 2014 Darryl Becenti began experimenting with the use of appliquées as a distinct method to decorate his bracelets while invoking symmetrical patterns and adding a new element of texture to his silversmithing. This bracelet combines Darryl's use of appliquées with repoussée forms to create a bas-relief textured composition married with precise stampwork.
This bracelet is set with a thick round stone of natural, untreated Dry Creek turquoise from Nevada. This pale blue stone is an exceptional specimen of Dry Creek turquoise, which has become rarer and rarer over the years.
Hallmarked D. Becenti over an arrow in flight and stamped Sterling inside.
Stone: 11/16" diameter
Width of cuff: 2 1/8"
Width of scalloped cuff: 2 1/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 5/8"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 3/4"