Navajo silversmith Gene Nataan does fine cluster work (bracelets and pendants) and makes row bracelets and earrings. We only see him sporadically, but his work is very well-executed and he uses fine stones and coral in his pieces.
This is a beautifully made wide cuff with sculpted edges, decorated by precise stampwork and a variety of appliquées, which include stamped crescents above and below the stone, raindrops and graduated starred buttons marking the equatorial center of the cuff. This shows Gene's particular skill in oxidizing cuffs to lend them an old pawn look. He set this cuff with an oval of natural, untreated Morenci turquoise from Arizona. This is a fine example of Navajo Traditional Revival jewelry.
Hallmarked N and stamped Sterling inside.
Stone: 3/4" x 9/16"
Widest width of cuff: 1 7/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 7/8"
Gap: 1 1/4"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 7 1/8"
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