This heavy row bracelet features three turquoise stones--the center displaying the green of the New Mexico-based Cerrillos mine (slightly darker than it appears in some of the photos)--and the two on the sides more of a pale blue-green. Note that one of these side stones has a crack in it; the stone is stable in the tight bezel setting. The bracelet was made by Mike French of Red Rabbit Trading, who has this to say about his jewelry making methods: "I was lucky enough early in my career to learn from one of the best silversmiths in the country named Jesse Robbins out of Prescott, Arizona. He’s an amazing silversmith and historian. Those experiences combined with a lot of online research and reading of old texts have kind of meshed up my style. Each piece of our jewelry is handmade by me, in our small workshop in Lockhart, Texas. As far as materials and processes go, we really try to use as many traditional techniques as possible. I think it can be felt in the jewelry. We have been lucky enough to establish relationships with historical trading posts, in order to buy turquoise directly from the source and we were taught traditional tufa casting methods for pouring silver bars. Then forging and filing to the desired shape and design etc." The bracelet embodies these traditional methods and looks like a piece from the 1930s or 40s instead of the 1990s. Carries the hallmark RR WF.
Using a tape measure on the inside, the bracelet measures about 5-5/8" around with a 1-1/8" gap, or just about 6-3/4" total length. The bracelet is just over 5/8: wide. Total weight is 79 grams. Again, it does have a cracked stone.
Rugged Southwest look from a self-taught artist.
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