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Arlandbracelet

Arland Ben is deservedly well-known for his very fine silver and gold jewelry - especially his overlay work. He outdid himself on this bracelet of sterling and 18kt gold set with five pieces of natural turquoise from the Landers Mine. The two smallest stones came from an older pair of sterling earrings and the three middle pieces came from a gold earring and ring set originally purchased in 1976 (we have the original receipt). Exceptional. 1 3/8 inch wide. 5 1/4 with a 1+ inch opening. $18,500.

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Photograph copyright by Arland Ben 2014

PhilSbracelet

A very fine piece created by the late Phil Sekaquaptewa from the village of Hotvela on Third Mesa. Overlay, hollow ware and inlay work combine to make this a stunning contemporary bracelet. Note the cutaway on the interior to reveal the ironwood. 1 1/8 inch at the widest point. 5.25 inches with a 1.25 inch opening. $1100.

(Tucson)

maktinapendant

Another stunning inlaid pendant by Duane Maktima that shows his unique eye for color and unusual stones. This is inlaid with pale blue-grey chalcedony, purple sugilite, red-orange carnelian, opal and a unique, almost translucent form of serpentine found only in Oregon. Beautiful texture on the reverse, utilizing a technique known as reticulation. Not including the bale, the pendant is 1.75 inches long and 1 inch across. $1800. (Santa Fe)

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A phenomenal pair of 14kt gold earrings set with natural spiderweb turquoise from the Indian Mountain Mine in Nevada and accented by two coral beads. Robert Sorrell is one the finest metalsmiths out there, in our opinion. $1875 2.25 inches long. (Santa Fe)