Coral & Turquoise Silver Cuff

$1,395.00

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Silver Cuff with Coral and Turquoise

Vibrant coral and turquoise bezel-set into a textured sterling silver bracelet, handmade by Benson Manygoats.   Bracelet is 5/1/2 inch around, with an inch opening.  Face of bracelet is 1 wide.

Coral

Coral is found in the Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Japan, Canary Isles and the Bay of Biscay. The most valuable of the varieties is red coral. Only the calcified external skeleton of this sea creature (genus Corallium) is used in jewelry. Coral has been highly prized, worn in jewelry and used as an amulet or talisman since before the time of Egypt. Many who use coral in this way believe that it can relieve melancholy and excessive worry.

Coral works on the layer of energy that lies close to the physical body. This layer is comprised of the vibrations or life essence, emitted by the body’s cells. Coral helps one in their ability to cleanse, strengthen, repair and rebuild the structure that houses their life essence.

Native American Artist: Benson Manygoats

Benson Manygoats was born and raised in Tohatchi, New Mexico. Manygoats is a self-taught silversmith and the first in his family to learn the trade. During his high school years he learned basic silver-smithing, which lead to his professional career in silver and gold-smithing.

For the past fifteen years, his specialty has been the intricate inlay. He worked for Tracy Ltd. for fourteen years, perfecting his inlays. In January 2002, he started his own business, designing, building, and inlaying his own jewelry from start to finish.

Manygoats has won numerous awards at the Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, the Totah Festival in Farmington, the Red Earth Show in Oklahoma City, the Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe, the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, and many others.