Silver and Gold Cuff

$2,100.00

1 in stock

Description

Silver and Gold Cuff

14kt Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver Cuff by Artist Alvin Monte. This cuff features hand stamps in 14kt gold overlay on top with oxidized silver stamps on the inner lining of the cuff. This cuff is a size 5.75.

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.