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. Add to this the perfect fish scale pattern he achieved with his carefully applied stampwork. In the center of the cuff, the fish scale pattern comes together to create a whirling creation spiral.
Hallmarked Matthew Charley in script inside and stamped Sterling.
Width of cuff in front: 13/16"
Terminal to terminal: 5 5/8"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 3/4"
Weight: 74.6 grams