Square Wire and Coral Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#86)

Square Wire and Coral Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.
Square Wire and Coral Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.
Square Wire and Coral Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.

Square Wire and Coral Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#86)

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15 1/2" with 1" opening

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How John Begay can take twisted square and bead wire to create something as elaborate and delicate as this cuff is difficult to imagine. With additions of tiny natural Mediterranean coral cabochons and a few well-placed silver beads, John has made an incredibly appealing bracelet. The detail is amazing! Over the years, John Begay has developed his own jewelry style that is unique from any other Navajo silversmith. With unequaled symmetry and finely detailed finish work, John’s jewelry captures the eye and imagination. 


About the artist:

John Begay, Jr. John Begay Jr. - Navajo Silversmith:
A quietly modest and unassuming man, John Begay Jr. does not personally sign his work. Instead he uses the Monsterslayer hallmark - a mythical being from Navajo legend- as his signature. Being a silver smith is John's chosen profession, something he has had to work at. He has been working at it for a quarter century and his jewelry reflect his experience and his love for his art. Each piece is uniquely his. One does not need to see the Monster Slayer hallmark to recognize John's unique style and excellent craftsmanship, his pieces speak for themselves. See full biography | See all items by John Begay, Jr.

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Precious Stones
Turquoise; Precious stones have symbolic implications. For example, turquoise if a "collective term for all the precious stones, wealth, or mixed offerings. Good fortune is attributed to this stone." Both white shell and turquoise are emphasized in Kinaalda? More about this legend

Silversmith Work

When and how the Navajo acquired the art of working metals is unknown but there are reasons for supposing that it was introduced among them, or at least more developed and improved upon by them, since the time they have occupied their present country?

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