Coral, Spiney Oyster & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cuff FJB1127

Length: 6"
Width: 1"
Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Shell
Red coral, purple & orange spiney oyster shell and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise combine with traditional artistry in this Southwestern style cuff bracelet by Diné silversmith Paul Livingston.

Availability: In stock

Price: $600.00

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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is one of the most recognizable of all North American turquoises. Beloved for its solid blue stone with no matrix, and ranging in color from bright royal blue to pale sky blue, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes out of the ground near Globe, AZ. As of today, the mine is closed for production, which has greatly increased the value of Sleeping Beauty stone in all forms.

Native American jewelry artists use Coral in a variety of ways.  Featured in inlay work, set in rough and natural forms, carved, cut into stunning cabochons, set with diamonds, turquoise, pearls, and almost any combination of the favorite Southwest gemstones. A favorite organic gemstones, red and pink coral are used extensively in Southwest jewelry styles.  Red, pink and orange colors can all be found in contemporary and vintage Native American handmade jewelry. Always a great way to add a splash of color to your ensemble.

Spiney Oyster shell is often inlaid or used as cabochons and the color combination of Spiney Oyster and turquoise is as old as the human love for adornment.  Coming all the way from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, Spiney Oyster shell is most commonly seen in orange, red and purple. The more strident the color, the more expensive the shell is.  Red and purple shells are found a much greater depth than the brilliant oranges, and are rare and more expensive. 

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
Paul Livingston was born March 3, 1954 in Gallup, New Mexico. He has lived in the Navajo Church Rock Reservation his whole life and currently resides there. He grew up watching his Uncle silversmith and with some trial and error became very good at it. He started the art of silversmithing at 22yrs old, which gives him 34 years of experience. He is a highly respected artist and his work has been shown throughout the United States. He is known for his perfectly aligned cluster work and his snake eye row bracelets. Paul is also a very fine contemporary saw artist.

Shop the Santa Fe Style Collection for striking contemporary jewelry, handcrafted by artisans who draw on the rich history of the Southwest.

This collection features trending artists popular in the Four Corners and loved by locals here in New Mexico. The jewelry featured here is a fusion of traditional techniques, passed hand-to-hand across generations, and modern artistry.

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