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Slide 0: 1920S TURQUOISE & COIN SILVER CUFF
A graceful flourish and bead ball sterling frame an oval of turquoise. Flanked by two smaller turquoise ovals artfully framed with flourishes, it holds its own on a triple-split shank cuff fashioned from a coin silver ingot and forged by hand. Made in USA. One of a kind. 1-1/8" tapers to 3/8"W x 2-3/8" dia.
Slide 1: 1930S SANTO DOMINGO THUNDERBIRD NECKLACE
In the thirties, Native American jewelry had become increasingly popular and turquoise, particularly that from New Mexico's Cerillos mine, increasingly rare. To satisfy demand, artisans of the Santo Domingo Pueblo sourced new materials to continue their age-old traditions of finely crafted pieces. In this one of a kind necklace, the maker hand drilled gypsum beads and added accents using gypsum and red plastic and tipping it with the rare Cerillos turquoise. At the apex is an inlaid thunderbird, a traditional symbol of strength, protection and power, made with gypsum, red and black plastic and a meticulous mosaic of Cerillos turquoise. Made in USA. Pendant measures 2-5/8"W x 2-1/8"L. 24"L.
Slide 2: 1920S FOUR-STRAND SANTO DOMINGO NECKLACE
Four strands of hand-cut and drilled white olive shell heishi and tubular Mediterranean coral beads are accented with nuggets of Fox and Cerillos turquoise and vintage Mexican coins. Handcrafted in the twenties by an artisan of the Santo Domingo Pueblo, the necklace is hung with a sterling silver double cross finished with a crescent moon and representative of the traditional symbols of the Pueblo people. Sterling silver cones; hook and eye closure. Made in USA. One of a kind. Pendant measures 2"L. 24"L.
Slide 3: EASTER BLUE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
Easter Blue turquoise comes from one of the oldest Nevada mines and the early stones are prized for their brilliant blues. Here in this vintage squash blossom necklace, three Easter Blue turquoise cabochons accent a hand-stamped, double-barred sterling silver Naja pendent which hangs from a string of sterling Navajo pearls holding ten expertly handcrafted squash blossoms. Made in USA. One of a kind. Pendant measures 2"L x 2-1/8"W. 22-1/2"L.
Slide 4: ROYSTON RANGELANDS CUFF
Jesse Robbins, a celebrated Southwestern silversmith, has used simple, yet effective, hand-stamped designs, repoussé and bead ball detailing to create a graceful accompaniment to an oval of high-quality Royston turquoise. Hand forged of coin silver, this cuff was handcrafted by the artist in the USA. One-of-a-kind. 2-1/8" dia. 1" tapers to 1/4"W.
Slide 5: WESTERN RHYTHMS CUFF
Hand-stamped motifs set up a gentle rhythm on this cuff by Jesse Robbins, a protégé of Jock Favour and a celebrated silversmith in his own right. Starting with coin silver, Robbins cast the cuff in tufa stone and embellished it with his custom stamps, subtle repoussé and a center stone of Cheyenne turquoise. One-of-a-kind. USA. 2-1/8" dia. 3/8" tapers to 1/4"W.
Slide 6: AL SOMERS TURQUOISE CUFF
The late Southwestern silversmith Al Somers was celebrated for creating handcrafted jewelry that drew upon his diverse heritage of Apache, Blackfoot, French and Scottish. Here, in this sterling silver cuff, Somers balanced the shape and scale of three hand-selected turquoise stones with custom stampwork that mirrors the stones' shape. Accented with bead ball details, the cuff, like all of Somers' work, is a piece to treasure. One-of-a-kind. USA. 2-1/4" dia. 3/4" tapers to 3/8"W.
Slide 7: 1920S NAVAJO SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
A classic and beautifully executed example of the traditional Native American squash blossom necklace. Dating back to the twenties, this sterling silver necklace, aged to a rich patina, is made with hand-forged beads, known as Navajo pearls, and bears ten blossoms, each handcrafted, and a primitive, yet perfectly proportioned, Naja pendant with stamped rosette detailing. Traditional leather ties. USA. One-of-a-kind. 30"L. Naja 3-1/2"W x 2-1/2"L; blossoms 1-3/4"L.
Slide 8: 1970S GODBER TURQUOISE CUFF
Though this sterling silver cuff draws upon traditional Native American motifs and techniques, its modern simplicity and gently curved lines are indicative of its vintage. Set with four intricately webbed turquoise from Nevada's Godber Mine (also known as the Burnham Mine), it features balled and twisted wire sterling and a tapered split shank. USA. One-of-a-kind. 2-1/8"dia. 1" tapers to 3/8"W.
Slide 9: 1940S TURQUOISE WINDOWS CUFF
An array of skilled silverwork comes together in this vintage sterling silver cuff. With a triple split shank, stamped and scalloped sterling overlay and chiseled, triangular bars, it makes an attractive backdrop for a row of square-cut Nevada turquoise held in sterling bezels. USA. One-of-a-kind. 2-3/8" dia. 1" tapers to 5/8"W.
Slide 10: WESTERN RENAISSANCE CUFF
Rich with repousse and intricate hand-stamped designs, this sterling silver cuff, forged from a silver ingot, is a fine representation of the skilled artistry of the master silversmith known as Buffalo. One of a kind, it features a hand-selected Fox Mountain turquoise with unique matrix and beautiful color. Made in the USA. 2-3/8" dia. Approx. 1-1/2" tapers to 1"W.
Slide 11: ITHACA PEAK TURQUOISE CUFF
Set with turquoise from Arizona's Ithaca Peak Mine, prized for its rich blues and intricate matrix, this one-of-a-kind cuff by Jesse Robins, shows off his artful repousse and custom stamp work. Forged from coin silver and hammered by hand. Made in the USA. 2-1/8" dia. 1/2" tapers to 1/4"W.
Slide 12: TRADEWINDS KINGMAN CUFF
Handcrafted exclusively for Sundance by the artist known as Buffalo, this one-of-a-kind cuff, cast from a sterling silver ingot, bears custom stampwork. At the center, a hand-selected turquoise from the famed Kingman Mine rises from a sterling bezel. USA. 2-1/4" dia. 1-1/2"W.
Slide 13: 1960S CONCHA BELT
Stamp work, overlay, rare turquoise and unique hand-cut designs convene in this collector's concha belt. Dating back to the sixties, it holds seven oval conchas and seven butterfly conchas, each hammered and stamped by the hands of Native American artisans. Set with 22 turquoise from the now closed Morenci mine and fashioned with supple leather worn and weathered by the years, this belt is a true work of art. 2-5/8" x 2-1/4" ovals; 2-1/8" x 1" bowties; 34" to 36"L.
Slide 14: 1950S LONE MOUNTAIN HORSESHOE CUFF
Sterling silver horseshoes, placed on open bars, link up with an oval centerpiece, framed in twisted wire and sterling bead balls. Set with 13 turquoise from Nevada's Lone Mountain mine, this hand-stamped, vintage cuff pays homage to the West and the skill of its maker. Made in USA and one-of-a-kind. 2-1/2" dia.; 1-3/8" tapers to 5/8"W.
Slide 15: 1950S NEVADA TURQUOISE CUFF
Taking its cue from the designs found in serapes and Native American rugs, this hand-stamped sterling silver cuff from the fifties is embellished all around with a bold, repeating pattern and holds three intricately webbed Nevada turquoise in sawtooth bezels. Made in USA and one-of-a-kind 2-2/2" dia.; 1-1/8"W.
Slide 16: 1940S BISBEE TURQUOISE CUFF
A beautiful example of inventive stamp work, this vintage sterling silver cuff bears an oval of highly collectible turquoise from Arizona's now closed Bisbee mine. The stone is surrounded with flourishes of overlaid sterling and repeated hand-stamped designs and repoussé. Made in USA and one-of-a-kind. 2-3/8" dia.; 1-3/8"W.
Slide 17: ANCIENT RHYTHMS STERLING CUFF
Hand hammered from a sterling silver ingot, this one-of-a-kind cuff by the Santa Fe silversmith Buffalo is rich with the artist's custom stamp work and embossed, raised designs, achieved through a labor-intensive process known as repoussé. Made in USA. Exclusive. 2-1/2" dia.; 7/8"W.
Slide 18: SWIFT ARROW CUFF
Using stamps of his own design, the Santa Fe silversmith known only as Buffalo has embellished this one-of-a-kind sterling silver cuff with arrows, feathers and scalloped crescents. Set with a natural American turquoise, it's an enduring and artful example of Buffalo's mastery of traditional jewelry-making technique. Made in USA. 2-1/2" dia., 1"W.
Slide 19: TURQUOISE LADDER CUFF
Arizona silversmith Jock Favour draws upon his years studying traditional Native American jewelry making techniques to create pieces that are at once classic and modern, like this one-of-a-kind cuff. Through repeated heating and hammering of a coin silver ingot, obtained by melting pre-1965 American or Mexican coins, Favour hand-forged the cuff, setting it with ovals and rounds of Apache turquoise and arranging the colors in an eye-catching pattern. Made in USA. 2-1/2" dia.; 1/2" tapers to 1/4"W.
Slide 20: LONE MOUNTAIN SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
A drop of turquoise from Nevada's Lone Mountain mine, set in a hand-stamped, double-barred Naja pendant, creates a focal point in this vintage sterling silver necklace. With hand-cast sterling silver beads, also known as Navajo pearls, and ten sterling squash blossoms, it glows with a rich patina acquired over the years. Sterling spring ring clasp. Made in USA and one-of-a-kind. 1-3/4" x 1-5/8" dia. Naja; 21"L.
Slide 21: TURQUOISE EMBRACE CUFF
Sculptural and representative of the simple, timeless style that Karl Nataani brings to all his exceptionally handcrafted pieces, this sterling silver cuff is tipped with Sleeping Beauty turquoise set in sawtooth bezels and accompanied by petite sterling rosettes. Made in USA. Exclusive. 3/8" at widest point. 2-1/2" dia.
Slide 22: SUNBURST CUFF
Repoussé and stamps of the artist's own design—from a fringed diamond surrounding a sunburst to artful berries and leaves—circle a hand-forged sterling silver cuff, created by New Mexican artist and silversmith Joe Eby. Made in USA. Exclusive. 1/2" tapers to 1/4"W. 2-3/8" dia.
Slide 23: ROPED TURQUOISE CUFF
New Mexican artist and silversmith Joe Eby is known for his exacting metalwork and modern take on traditional Navajo style. This triple-tiered, sterling silver cuff shows off his skills beautifully with roped detailing, hand-stamped designs, bead ball accents and a natural American turquoise set in sterling. Made in USA. Exclusive. 1/2"W, 2-1/2" dia.
Slide 24: TEARDROP TURQUOISE CUFF
Handcrafted by Jesse Robbins, an Arizona artist whose time as an archeologist in the Southwest has honed his knowledge of ancient traditions and crafts, this one-of-a-kind sterling silver cuff showcases a domed turquoise from Nevada's Cheyenne mine flanked by gently curved, repoussé teardrops and hand-stamped crescent moons and scallops. Made in USA. Exclusive. 7/8" tapers to 5/8"W. 2-1/4" dia.
Slide 25: BISBEE TURQUOISE CUFF
A stunning example of the exceptional craftsmanship of the late Southwestern artist Al Somers, this sterling silver cuff, forged from a single ingot, is bordered with roped detailing and circled with diamond-shaped repoussé work and the highest grade turquoise from Arizona's Bisbee mines. Made in USA. One-of-a-kind. 5/8" tapers to 3/8"W. 2-3/8"dia.
Slide 26: STAMPED MOROCCAN CUFF
Inspired by the patterns he saw on a recent trip to Morocco, Navajo-trained Arizona silversmith Jock Favour gave Eastern design a Southwestern interpretation in this exquisitely wrought, one-of-a-kind cuff. It's hand forged in coin silver, obtained by melting down pre-1965 American and Mexican coins, using traditional techniques, including a handstamped rope edge and lozenge-shaped repoussé on both sides. Cuff bracelet made in USA. Exclusive. 2-3/8" dia. 1-3/8" tapers to 1"W.
Slide 27: EARLY 1940s NAVAJO CONCHA BELT
A premier example of the Navajo silversmiths art, this extraordinary sterling silver and American turquoise belt has grown more beautiful through the decades, exhibiting the rich patina of time and wear. From the splendid buckle to the eight conchos with repousée starbursts, each piece is scalloped, hand stamped and adorned with 20 bezel-set turquoise stones. Leather strap. Made in USA. Exclusive. Fits waist 34" to 38". Conchas measure 3" x 3-1/2". Buckle measures 3" x 3-5/8".