Authentic Southwest Navajo Bracelet
This handmade sterling silver Navajo Bracelet is made by Navajo artist Jonathan Nez. Nez comes from a long line of silversmiths and is known for his craftsmanship and design.
Sterling silver has always been a popular choice for jewelry because of the metal’s sparkling beauty and versatility. Since the dawn of civilization, men and women have been captivated by silver’s spell and splendor. Throughout the ages this mystical white metal has been used to mark historical milestones, celebrations, achievements and special occasions.
No one knows with certainty when the first silver gift was bestowed. But as early as 3,100 B.C., ambassadors from Crete were already bringing silver vases as gifts for Egyptian rulers. The metal’s popularity has even influenced our languages and customs. A silver spoon has symbolized great fortune and privilege since the 17th century when the Spanish writer Cervantes cleverly acknowledged that not everyone was born with one in his mouth. The tradition of the “silver anniversary” dates back to Germany where it was customary to present a silver wreath to a woman after 25 years of marriage.
A special gift of sterling silver is a touching and lasting expression of affection, friendship, celebration, congratulation or thanks.
The inside circumference of the Navajo Bracelet from end to end measures 5” with a 1” inch opening. The cuff bracelet tapers from 1/8” to 1/2”.
Native American Artist: Jonathan Nez
Navajo silversmith Jonathan Nez makes beautiful pieces of silver jewelry. Coming from a family of silversmiths, Jonathan is the younger brother of the renowned jewelry artist, Leonard Nez, who was a mentor to Jonathan for many years. An accomplished designer now in his own right, Jonathan specializes in making bracelets and works with heavy-gauge sterling silver, adding deep-set stamping to create his distinctive pieces. Combining both the traditional Navajo stamp work in his pieces along with horizontal or vertical lines, Jonathan jewelry line is a is both classic and modern. Perfectly giftable and expertly crafted, each piece of Jonathan Nez’s jewelry is a lasting treasure.