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, allows for deeper stampwork which enhances the textural beauty of the cuff.
This bracelet is set with five oval stones of natural, untreated Dry Creek turquoise from Nevada. These are thick, well-cut stones and Dry Creek is a hard, fracture-resistant turquoise. This is made for a larger wrist. We gave this set of stones to Guy 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 and raindrops.
Hallmarked GH with the word Sterling stamped between his initials.
Stones: center 1" x 5/8"; left & right 5/8" x 1/2"; far left 9/16" x 7/16"; far right 1/2" x 7/16"
Weight of stones: 65 carats
Width of cuff: 7/8"
Terminal to terminal: 6 3/8"
Gap: 1 1/2"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 7 7/8"
Total weight: 95.1 grams