Herman Vandever is a very accomplished silversmith who works in a variety of styles, including overlay work and sandcasting. When using stones, he always uses superior natural turquoise.
This bracelet is set with a perfectly shaped oval stone of two-tone blue and green natural, untreated Royston turquoise. This turquoise is a very pale blue with clouds of green in the stone. The stone is quite fine-grained and beautifully polished. The stone is set in a smooth bezel wrapped with twist wire which is recessed inside a beveled border notched by saw and file work marking the cardinal directions. The cuff consists of five lengths of low-dome Sterling wire which back the medallion and the appliquées which frame the stone. This is splendid workmanship done to pay homage to a superb stone.
Hallmarked Herman V in script and stamped Sterling inside.
Stone: 1 9/16" x 1 3/16"
Width of cuff at stone: 2"
Width of cuff at terminals: 5/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 3/4"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 7/8"