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, perhaps more importantly, this thicker silver allows for deeper stampwork which enhances the textural beauty of the cuff.
This five-stone graduated row bracelet is set with thick, high-domed oval stones of natural, untreated Afghani lapis lazuli. This is simply the best deep blue lapis to be found. Bruce Mead cut these stones for us from rough rock natural lapis lazuli and this is a superb cut; nice high domes and glassy smooth polish. 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 1 1/8" x 1/2"; left 5/8" x 3/8"; right 11/16" x 3/8"; far left & right 1/2" x 3/8"
Weight of stones: 61 carats
Width of cuff: 7/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 5/8"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 3/4"
Total weight: 78.8 grams