This is a bracelet that we commissioned Guy Hoskie to make for us. When we do this, we provide him with the stones and have him make the bracelets with hefty 12 gauge Sterling. This heavier sheet silver gives the bracelet a respectable heft which the fine stones merit and the thicker sheet silver allows for deeper stampwork which enhances the textural beauty of the cuff.
This bracelet is set with five stones of natural, untreated Carico Lake turquoise from Nevada. Bruce Mead cut the stones from natural rough rock which we provided. Bruce is a superb lapidary who cuts beautiful shapes, knows how to expertly shape and dome stones and goes through several steps to achieve a lustrous polish to his cut stones. We gave this set of stones to Guy Hoskie and specified the size and width of the cuff; leaving him to determine how best to flatter the group of stones through his use of deep, biting stampwork and decorative elements such as appliquées, twist wire and raindrops.
Hallmarked GH with the word Sterling stamped between his initials.
Stones: center 3/4" x 9/16"; left & right 5/8" x 9/16"; far left &far right 9/16" x 7/16"
Weight of stones: 36 carats
Width of cuff: 15/16"
Terminal to terminal: 5 5/8"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 3/4"
Total weight: 81.6 grams