Tufa Cast Bracelet with Apache Blue Turquoise by Darryl Dean Begay, Navajo (MW87)
This is gorgeous and simple tufa cast bracelet by the noted and highly awarded jeweler, Darryl Dean Begay. The cuff showcases a piece of high-quality Apache Blue turquoise and is surrounded by a flat handmade bezel. The wrist size is perfect for a dainty wrist and Darryl's work is very collectible!
Artist: Darryl Dean Begay, Navajo
Size: 4 7/8" inside + 1" gap. 1/2" w @ widest tapering to 1/4".
Weight: 30.1 grams
Materials: Apache Blue Turquoise and sterling silver
From Darryl's website:
Darryl Dean Begay has created his own niche in the Native American Art world using a variety of techniques including the tufa cast technique, Stone inlay technique, and the traditional Navajo silversmithing technique (using chisels and file). His unique jewelry design is rich in Navajo culture and set with the highest-grade stones. With a worldwide clientele, his work is sought after.
Darryl learned tufa casting from his uncle Bobby Begay in 1997. He creates one masterpiece at a time using only top-grade materials. His knowledge of turquoise is excellent; he learned from some of the best in the business. Lone mountain turquoise is one of his favorite turquoises. "I thank God for the talent he has blessed me with, as I share with the world my jewelry". ∼ Darryl Begay
In 2009 Darryl and his wife, Rebecca, received the prestigious and coveted “Best of Show” at the 88th annual Santa Fe Indian market. It was a huge blessing to their careers.