Sterling silver bracelet, masterfully inlaid with lapis, coral and opal handmade by artist Doug Nava.
Doug Nava was born and grew up in Southwest Colorado. His father was Apache and his grandfather(mother’s father) was a Taos Indian. Doug’s grandfather’s name was on the list of students at St. John’s school in Taos.
Doug went to college in Gunnison in Western Colorado. He earned a degree in art and was also self taught as he went along. His wife, Elizabeth, also has an art degree. One year after graduation, Doug bought Bennett’s Indian and Lapidary. He made jewelry and sold it in his shop. His jewelry has evolved over the years from Navajo style to fine inlay work. Doug is very talented in other art mediums as well including painting and sculpting. He uses only the finest materials in his jewelry.