Heavy Gauge Silver Gold Cuff
Heavy Gauge Silver Gold Cuff Bracelet handmade by the amazing Alvin Monte. This striking cuff features sterling silver with 14 karat yellow gold overlay. The cuff is 3/8″ inch wide and the inside circumference is 6″ inches from end to end with a 1 1/4″ inch wide opening. The cuff goes great with one of his rings too.
Native American Artist: Alvin Monte
Navajo jewelry artist Alvin Monte works in both gold and silver, often making his own stamping tools to create one-of-a-kind designs.
Born in Socorro, Monte grew up in Canoncito, New Mexico. Both his parents were well-known silversmiths but Monte didn’t pick up the trade until he moved away from home. He is a self-taught silversmith. His inspirations often come from petroglyphs or pueblo designs although the execution of his designs is more symbolic than realistic. The result is a more modern verses traditional design that he likes to embellish with various stones including amethysts and garnets for a lustrous effect. Monte is now teaching his young son, who at age nine shows a talent for silver-smithing, thus elevating another generation of the Montes into the artist world.