Birds-Eye Kingman Turquoise Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#89)

Birds-Eye Kingman Turquoise Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.
Birds-Eye Kingman Turquoise Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.
Birds-Eye Kingman Turquoise Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.

Birds-Eye Kingman Turquoise Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#89)

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5 1/2" with 1 1/8" opening

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With great talent and a vision for beauty, John Begay, Jr., has hand-forged a most interesting bracelet. John tends to look at the creative process differently than most silversmiths. It is difficult to describe those differences verbally, but one has only to see his work to realize those variables. With heavier gauge sheet silver and wire, and variations in creative style, John produces wonderfully unique jewelry. With this bracelet, the arrow acts as talisman against adversity and dissension. The natural, birds-eye Kingman turquoise stone stands for the sky world, the place of peace and harmony.


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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Related legends:

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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