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Leon Martinez Blue Turquoise Bracelet

Item Number: 124717
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Description

Handcrafted by Navajo silversmith Leon Martinez, this stunning bracelet features a beautiful blue turquoise stone set into highly detailed and dimensional sterling silver in the traditional sandcasting method of jewelry making.

Sandcasting is a generations-old method used by Native American silversmiths. In the casting process, a design is hand-carved into sandstone, creating a negative space where molten silver or gold can be poured. After casting, the piece is refined and decorated by hand. A single sand cast can take 3 or 4 days to carve and usually lasts for only a handful of castings, making this a fragile process that is practiced by only the most skilled artists. Jewelry created through sandcasting is often bold in design and substantial in silver weight and is favored by Navajo silversmiths to create both traditional and contemporary work. Leon's use of this traditional techniques gives this bracelet a timeless look and it is sure to be an heirloom piece that will elevate your Native American jewelry collection.

Bracelet measures ic: 5-1/2" bw: 1-5/8" o: 1" and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Please also refer to our sizing guides to better understand your fit. 

Our Guarantee of Authenticity

At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.

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