Elegant Bracelet


Way to go! This elegant one of a kind bracelet boasts rich color and a beautiful handmade focal charm by Rita Begay, of the well known Southwest Begay family of silversmiths, and it is marked RB and Sterling. I am particularly fond of this color combination: green turquoise, sky blue turquoise and lapis lazuli, add malachite and a few striped trade beads and you have colors complimenting each other beautifully, and all are natural stones! Some charms are vintage, some more contemporary, and one simple oval lapis charm is unmarked, as so many were back in the day. This one is very old and may be ethnic silver, a little less than sterling. All the rest are sterling silver, with fine stampings, scrolls and leaf embellishments and workmanship. Note the little Kokopelli lapis charms, so charming! I have used a few sterling bead caps on the lapis charms and old blue dice beads on the lapis crosses. The band of the bracelet is a combination of both blue and green turquoise and the clasp is a fine looking lapis and sterling toggle clasp. This bracelet measures 8.5″ in wearable length but is adjustable upon request.