This stunning sandcast bracelet was created by Navajo Artist Henry Morgan.
It features a bright deep blue turquoise stone set in a serrated bezel.
There's applied silver pieces as well as applied silver concho like buttons.
The sterling silver has a soft dark satin sheen and brushed look to it.
Casting is a process by which molten silver is poured into a mold to create the shape desired. Tufa, a light porous stone was one of the first methods used to create jewelry and is referred to as Tufa Casting. Sandstone was oiled and also used which is called Sand Casting and now centrifuge casting machines can be used which is called spin casting. There is a limit to the number of times that a sand or tufa cast can yield a piece.
It's marked sterling and signed M
It has an inside of about 5 1/2" plus a gap of almost 1 1/4"
It's 1 1/8" tall in the front and tapers down to 5/16" at the ends.
The stone is just over 5/8" tall by 7 1/6"
Weight: 37.9 grams on my scale
placed a quarter there for scale.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged
to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)