Navajo silversmith Kevin Yazzie learned to make sandcast jewelry from renowned silversmith Aaron Anderson. He has been smithing silver for just a few years and shows great diligence, promise and commitment to his craft.
This stunning cuff is decorated with five rows of arrows in flight. He carved his mold so that there is a beveled lip on the edges of the cuff, which is a nice stylistic detail. He set a very thick free-form stone of natural, untreated Chinese turquoise in a serrated bezel. This is a lively blue color with black matrix and webbing in the stone. His sandcast design employs the classic motif of the arrow in flight and he rendered his design so that it shows his adeptness at carving in perfect symmetry, yet the design does not become sterile and repetitive. Superb!
Hallmarked K and stamped Sterling inside.
Stone: 11/16" x 5/8"
Width of cuff: 1 1/4"
Terminal to terminal: 5 7/8"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 7"
Weight: 100.9 grams