This Contemporary Tufa cast turquoise and sterling silver tufa cast bracelet was handmade by award-winning master Navajo silversmith and goldsmith, Erick Begay. Tufa-casting is an old Navajo technique where the impression of the bracelet is carved in volcanic stone (tufa-stone) and the molten melted is poured into the impression.
The bracelet measures 7/8" wide with an inside end-to-end measurement of 6" plus an opening gap of 1-1/8" and weighs 83.3 grams.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by and purchased directly in person from the artist, Erick Begay.
About Erick Begay: Begay is a master silversmith and goldsmith with more than 20 years experience. He is also an award winning artist that has won many awards, including the Santa Fe Indian Market. His family has been involved in Native American Jewelry for generations. His mother, Frances Begay, taught him the art of silversmithing. Erick started making jewelry when he was eleven years old. When he turned 16 he became a full-time jeweler. In 1993, both Erick and his mother, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and opened their store.
Erick only uses sterling silver, 14k gold, and top quality gemstones. You can rest assured that his jewelry is 100% quality. His work displays the highest caliber of silversmithing, goldsmithing, tufa stone casting, lost wax casting, sand casting, inlaying, diamond setting and engraving.