Tufa-Cast with Applique Bracelet
5" and 1 1/4" opening
Ernest Rangel is a master Navajo silversmith and professional rodeo cowboy who specializes in high quality silver belt buckles and bracelets. This bracelet was carved and cast in tufa stone (volcanic ash) which gives it a rugged look. After much finish detail and shaping the bracelet, Ernest carves each of the diamond shapes and solders them and the silver balls into place. This takes a steady hand and a clear eye to be so precise. The end result is an impressive and durable piece of wearable art.