Sterling silver handmade sculptural bracelet by Navajo artist, Vernon Begaye, is set with natural #8 Turquoise, red Mediterranean coral and 7 small diamonds. Vernon has hand hammered the bracelet which is finished with 14kt gold accents. The #8 turquoise and red coral are set beautifully with diamond accents set in gold as well. The inside of the bracelet has a whirlwind design set with #8 turquoise and coral and turquoise inlay. This beautiful bracelet is a masterpiece!
Vernon Begaye was born in 1965 and began practicing silversmithing techniques around the age of nine under the supervision of his jewelry-making parents Jimmy and Ella-Mae Begaye. He was the recipient of the 1993 South West American Indian Artists Fellowship Award for Most Promising Artist, which allowed him to pursue further education in jewelry making, including courses with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He specializes in tufa cast work that merges traditional and contemporary designs. He is especially known for his sculptural silver work, innovative and inlaid designs.