Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cufflinks
Oxidized Sterling Silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cufflinks By Artist Mario Chavez. These cufflinks features sterling silver bezel set Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochons with silver rope around the bezel on sterling swivel backs. These cufflinks measure 18mm.
Santa Fe Artist: Mario Chavez
Mario Chavez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At 14 years of age he was introduced to the world of jewelry through a high school art class, a life- changing experience. Immediately he was drawn to metals, stones, and the process of designing and hand fabricating jewelry. In the years following he apprenticed, honed his skills, and went on to open his first studio 27 years ago. Mario works with a variety of metals including high karat gold, platinum, and silver. He uses precious and semi-precious gems as well as rare minerals. Custom design is Mario’s specialty and Santa Fe, New Mexico is the city he’s called home for 23 years with his wife and children.