Navajo Sterling Large Hand Carved Number 8 Turquoise Hand Bracelet, Ben Begaye
This is the most unique piece I have ever seen!! It is by Navajo artist Ben Begaye. This huge hand, carved from a very large piece of Number 8 turquoise, is set in a fabulous bracelet. The silver work on the sides of the bracelet is just wonderful. A work of art on it's own. The hand has fingernails carved into it as well as a ring and a bracelet. There is a heavy rope design all the way around it. The turquoise sits up 1/4" from the setting and 1/2" from the silver hand outline. The hand is 3" x 4 1/2" and the stone is 2 1/2" x 4". The band is 2" wide up by the hand setting. The bracelet is in excellent condition. The artists hallmark is on the inside of the bracelet: A scorpion and Ben Begaye. It is also stamped sterling. There is some writing on the inside of the bracelet in black ink. This is a piece that is sure to get a lot of attention!