Navajo-DELBERT GORDON-Premium Pilot MountainTurquoise-Embellished 925 Cuff-6-7/8
Navajo-DELBERT GORDON-Premium Pilot MountainTurquoise-Embellished 925 Cuff-6-7/8:
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THIS IS A UNISEX CUFF THAT BOTH MEN & WOMEN CAN WEAR!
Delbert's work demands a higher price than most & it's pretty obvious why. Considered a veteran "Master Navajo Artist" that has been at this now for decades & is a phenomenal artist that has taught & helped pave the careers for many of today's traditional Navajo Gallup jewelers that you find on the market..Delbert is the 'go-to" guy & the man who other silversmith's look up to when they need technique/inspiration.
Delbert's work is beyond extraordinary & stays true to his Navajo roots by staying undeniably, traditional. He is 'old school' for the fact that each & everything that goes into his intricate metal work is completely hand fabricated.
Jewelers that started back in the era he had,it was important to use only natural,premium stones for their jewelry & with so many mines now closed down,it's hard for someone who came out of that era to settle for anything less,especially when your reputation & name are on the line..
Delbert 1st hand picks his stones & then lets the stone(s) dictate the design..He never knows what he is going to make until the stone starts to 'speak' to him & then builds around it with the heavy gauge sterling & incorporating the most incredible ornate,embellished work.
There are certain artists that I literally get overly excited over when I get their work in & Delbert is one of those artist's that I can't get enough of! He's always a "YES" for me, since you can never go wrong with anything he makes & whose work is like having a work of art in metal form..
All the way around,this is one of the most amazingly created cuffs & the workmanship is beyond gorgeous! From all the beautifully embellished sterling work he did where he cuts & creates by hand, to the PREMIUM choice cut of Pilot Mountain, to the solid weight it has,the gorgeous vintage revival finishing & finally, the fully tooled underside that completes this work of art!!
What I love about Delbert's work, is he's all about time consuming detail where he layers upon layers all these cut out appliques that lay on top of the oxidized shank & there is no where where the shank is left empty without design. And if anyone can dress up the metal & bring it to a whole new level of design,it's Delbert..All of these appliques give additional weight to the already heavy gauge sterling shank.
Personally, there is nothing prettier than the turquoise that the Pilot Mountain mine produces & especially when you have a premium quality cut of it.. The blues are like no other & can go from having these beautiful Caribbean ocean 'aqua' colors to these gorgeous teals.. The tannish golden brown matrix only makes the stone that much more beautiful!! When it comes to the turquoise's size, this has a pretty good size cut that comes with a lot of carat weight & is one of the best (reflected in price) It has a 'glossy-mirror' finish,which validates the quality,since low grade-softer turquoise will not give this glossy finish when the lapidarist goes to polish the stone. It sits in a perfectly cut hand made serrated bezel.
Pounding through the thick gauge metal,the shank is fully tooled on the underside from end to end! Looking like a 'Navajo rug design' the interior is tooled with crescent moon shapes & arrows.This also has his hallmark.
The finishing is just as drop dead gorgeous as the rest of it! It literally gleams with beauty since he knows how & where to give the metal maximum contrast by leaving it deeply oxidized deep in the crevices below & a lighter oxidation on the tops.
Made with a circumference that both man or woman can wear & will be the focus without it being 'over the top' & so large that men won't find attractive! The cuff has a wide 1-3/8" opening which helps if you have a 'fleshy' wrist & need that extra space.
You can witness ALL the love & time that went into making this extraordinary cuff! Delbert is highly collectible & this cuff can be passed down from generation to generation & will only increase in value..Delbert is the artist if you want 'collectible' premium Navajo jewelry..
ARTIST: Delbert Gordon
STONE: Premium Grade~ Natural Blue Pilot Mountain
STONE SIZE: 27.2 mm x 23.8 mm
METAL: Sterling Silver
METAL FINISH: Heavily Oxidized/Vintage Revival
WEIGHT: 3.61 Ounces ( 102 Grams)
WIDTH: 1-1/8"(Tall-Measured from underside) ACTUAL SHANK: 1"
INTERIOR MEASUREMENT: 5-1/2"
GAP MEASUREMENT: 1-3/8"
(For a total wrist circumference of 6-7/8" wrist size)
INNER ACROSS MEASUREMENT: 2.50" (This is measured on the left to right inside while cuff is laying flat-Different measurement from interior)
STYLE: Traditional "Old School" Navajo Turquoise Cuff
HALLMARK: D.Gordon with a boot Spur incorporated around the "D"/Sterling
(If unsure if this will fit,please read on "How to fit a Cuff" Below)
Comes Gift Boxed.*********************SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT:***Because of the price,this will have a mandatory signature confirmation requirement. If you're not home in the day & need it shipped where it can be signed for,please change that in your "Ship To" section before I create the shipping READ***Unless the cuff is defective(Which it isn't) there is now a 3% charge that will be taken out from the total price you paid if there's a return..(This applies to buyers remorse,too big,too small,too heavy,don't like it,doesn't fit,etc..)This is one good reason why you should go over measurements,readallthe detail I provided you & know your wrist sizebeforepurchasing.So please go over everything in order to avoid a return & hurting others chances of possibly buying this.
THE REASON:All credit card/merchant service companies changed their policies & are now charging the seller this 3% for any & all charge backs.Please ask any questions/concerns you may havebeforehand. I am a email away & can any question you have!**************************HOW TO FIT A CUFFYou can "You Tube" this by putting something like, "How to Fit a Cuff"
Cuffs fit different than any other type bracelet & it is important they fit right!
The best way to get a good fit is to measure a cuff bracelet you already have that fits you well. You can use my "across measurement" guide above or go by this:The total inside circumference is the inside circumference of the bracelet from end to end plus the gap (the distance between the ends)If you don't have a cuff bracelet , then measure your wrist where you want to wear the bracelet. Cut a strip of paper approximately 8" long and as wide as the bracelet you would like to wear. Wrap the paper around your wrist where you would wear the bracelet. You might secure the paper with a piece of tape to get a better feel of the fit. Remove the paper and measure from the end to the mark for the circumference of your wrist.
EXAMPLE: If the inside Circumference end to end is 5" and the Gap is 1", the total inside Circumference would be 6" and would be suitable for a wrist approximately 5 3/4" to 6 1/4" depending on how tight or loose you like to wear your bracelets..Remember the interior does not change,but the gap can be adjusted,either by yourself or your jeweler,depending on the thickness of the gauge.
IMPORTANT IN CUFF FITTING:****The thickness of the fleshy part (above your wrist) is equally as important as to whether a cuff fits properly & even though the cuff could fit your wrist,if the gap is too small or too large, can make a HUGE difference in the cuff fitting,so the gap is equally as imporatant as the interior measurement!!****
A cuff should not 'roll' around on your wrist(Too loose),nor should you see flesh hanging over the edge(Too tight) Always put the cuff on ABOVE the wrist bone where it is fleshy,(NOT on the wrist)then bring it down to wrist.And NEVER "squeeze" to tighten!! You will lose the integrity of the metal & if there are stones,they can loosen..To adjust & tighten,turn your wrist over,push down on one end at the terminal,push down on the other at the terminal..Go easy,if the gauge is lighter..Reverse this method to take off.