LEROY BEGAY PUEBLO LADDER NAVAJO SILVER GOLD CORAL TURQUOISE CUFF BRACELET
Leroy Begay, of Pinon, Arizona, is an award-winning Navajo gold and silversmith. Begay employs a technique called fabrication, in which he hammers, cuts, and solders silver and 14k gold sheet and wire into various shapes for his designs. His designs are inspired by his travels throughout the southwest, and you will find many architectural subjects throughout his collections. Each piece of Leroy Begay jewelry is blessed before leaving Navajoland, and these blessings have been said to reverberate throughout the jewelry for lifetimes.
The 60.27 gram sterling silver “Pueblo Ladder” cuff with 14k gold elements, features on the contrast of turquoise and coral, silver and gold. Begay has depicted a setting sun, using the coral to embody the sun; the gold accent is representative of mountain peaks twinkling in the sunset. The “Pueblo Ladder” is arguably Begay’s most well-known design. Interior is 5 and 2/10 inches and signed “Lbegay” and STERLING; cuff is 1-inch wide at its widest point.
Turquoise is from the Royston Mine in Nevada.
Gently worn, shows some signs of wear.