This outstanding bracelet by Navajo silversmith Ray Tracey attests to his reputation for revolutionizing Native American jewelry into an art form. He's one of the top inlay artists in the world.
This cuff bracelet is solid sterling silver with precision inlay of black onyx. Look closely and you'll see that the asymmetrical shape of the bracelet is an arrow.
The bracelet measures 5 1/4 inches end to end with a 1 1/8 inch opening for a total circumference of 6 3/8 inches. The width goes from 7/8 inch to 1/2 inch wide. The bracelet weighs 59.5 grams.
The bracelet is hallmarked with the Ray Tracey Knifewing Stamp (c) - STERLING
Pre-owned excellent condition. Circa early 1990s.
ABOUT RAY TRACEY - Ray Tracey was born on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. Ray’s elders trained him in the fine art of jewelry-making. By the age of nine Ray Tracey was already making his own jewelry. After moving to Hollywood and appearing in numerous movies and TV shows, Ray returned to his jewelry making roots and became a professional jeweler in 1977, revolutionizing the art of Native American jewelry making.
Ray Tracey became one of the leading Native jewelers. His brilliant creativity and extraordinary precision allowed him to create jewelry so intricate even European jewelers were amazed. Jewelers from countries such as Italy and France, where inlay techniques had been passed down for generations over centuries, were in awe of Ray Tracey’s inlay work and designs. Those who prize fine Native American craftsmanship consider Ray Tracey's work at the top. His extraordinary inlay abilities place him among the most skilled inlay artists in the world.
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