A stunning work of art and highly collectible prized bracelet from New Mexico artist Calvin Begay. Mr. Begay was born into a family of multi-generational silver artists. Calvin designed his first piece of southwestern jewelry at age 10!
This amazing beauty is elegant, timeless and contemporary, reflective of Mr. Begay's Native American culture and heritage.
This inlaid Gilson opal and silver articulated bracelet measures 6.5 inches long with a beautifully crafted safety chain and lobster claw clasp for added security. Gilson opal is man-made, created opal. There is a lot of educational information on the web about this product. Gilson opal is more durable than natural opal which is soft and porous. Jewelers often suggest that natural opal is not intended for every day wear. Natural opal is a fragile stone and not recommended for daily wear. Gilson opal can be worn daily.
Weighing in at 20.88 grams and stamped on the backside of the heavy box closure clasp "Calvin Begay Sterling"---I purchased this in New Mexico in 1983.
I have worn this bracelet several times a year, always receiving questions and compliments each time.
A lovely collectible from Calvin Begay and priced right. Explore the internet for his older pieces. A small pendant is selling for approximately $300 at this time.
Item ID: ZG-1117
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