Born in Fort Defiance, Arizona in 1955, Delbert Gordon grew up in Tohatchi, New Mexico. He is a self-taught silversmith and occasionally works with gold. He has been instrumental in teaching many youngsters the craft, most notably his nephew Derrick Gordon whose rings and bracelets appear alongside his uncle's on this website.
This richly textured bracelet is set with a thick stone of natural, untreated Godber Dry Creek turquoise from Nevada. The cuff is decorated by a variety of appliquées, including repoussée starred buttons, twisted square wire scrollwork, smaller starred buttons and raindrops. In addition to the rich texture on the exterior of the bracelet, Delbert laid deep stampwork on the inside of this fine piece.
Hallmarked with a large capital D with a spur extending from it and Gordon in smaller letters beneath surrounded by a trailing banner. Also stamped Sterling inside.
Stone: 9/16" x 7/16"
Width of cuff: 1/2"
Terminal to terminal: 6" Gap: 1 1/2"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 7 1/2"