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Matthew Charley Deep-Stamped Ten Gauge Sterling Bracelet size 6 5/8"

Matthew Charley is a Navajo silversmith who often works in the needlepoint technique common to Zuni Pueblo of New Mexico. Needlepoint jewelry is set with small round stones of turquoise, coral or shell in a perfectly symmetrical design. A silversmith must be quite exacting to achieve the perfect symmetry necessary, for the eye easily discerns the smallest imbalance to the design.

Once again Matthew Charley offers up a bracelet made with ten-gauge Sterling. Ten-gauge sheet silver is the thickest silver we ever see used in bracelets and, therefore, its heft and solid feeling of construction is unrivaled. This is a contemporary visual rendering of the meeting of sky and earth. Note that this is a series of interlocking peaks which merge with the sky within the diamonds which form the equatorial center of this cuff. This isn't simply a series of deep grooves; it's a cosmological representation. These diamonds symbolize what are sometimes referred to as "holes in the sky." Superbly rendered and wholly compelling as a contemporary design even if ignoring the design's origin.

Hallmarked Matthew Charley in script inside and stamped Sterling.

Width of cuff: 15/16"

Terminal to terminal: 5 5/8"

Gap: 1"

Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 5/8"

Weight: 109 grams

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Product ID: NBS-MCL001
Artist: Matthew Charley
Price:  $575.00


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