As a Navajo artist, Orville soon pursued a purely traditional Navajo style and his work became known for his handfabricated and heavy stamp work jewelry. At first, turquoise was his primary stone with incredible silverwork borders, but Orville continued to expand his designs with the use of sugilite, dinosaur bone, and lapis. Orville was a perfectionist; hand picking and polishing only the highest quality natural stones which he loved to use when creating his bold, contemporary jewelry. Orvilles work is known for its solidness and simplicity. His distinct and stylish creations are rooted in Navajo design, while his work bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary styles.Born and raised on the Navajo reservation in Tuba City, Arizona, Orville made his home in Shiprock, New Mexico with his wife Darlene. After more than forty years of mastering his trade, he was considered a master goldsmith an amazing feat for a self-taught artist. Orville won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the IACA. Tested as STERLING - Nice - Clean - Solid and well made! VERY NICELY DONE - See the last picture, try to get a close up of the mark. Weighs a solid 217.8 SOLID Grams! BIG STONES - GORGEOUS MATRIX. Gap 1 1/2" and Inside is 6 1/2".
One stone does have some cracking, but it is from light wear, and it is very secure in the mounting. We have a Trading Post and fine Jewelry store in Old Town Gilbert, AZ.
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Thanks for participating in our auctions. We do have a full service Jewelry store in Gilbert, AZ. The item "Huge Vintage Old Pawn Navajo Tsinnie Morenci Turquoise Sterling Bracelet" is in sale since Wednesday, March 07, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".The seller is "dansjewels" and is located in Gilbert, Arizona. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.