Ortega's on the Plaza Santa Fe
Vintage Blue Gem Turquoise Cuff by Joe Begay
Regular price $5,000.00
- This absolutely BRILLIANT Cuff is the forerunner to and possibly the inspiration for many similar Cuffs seen today by not only Southwestern artists but other Jewelry Artist. It was made by Joe Begay, a Navajo Silversmith who was a master at Inlay of this type. Our Vintage dealer has dated this cuff around the 1950s or 1960s. This Vibrant Cuff features Vibrant Blue Gem Turquoise in a unique Channel Inlay Pattern. The Inlay is incredibly smooth. . 5 inches with a 1 ¼ inch gap. It features unique overlay work on the side and it weighs 124 grams. Joe Begay, although he was extremely talented was NOT very prolific. There are very few of his pieces in circulation. This cuff weighs 124 grams. It measures 5" with a 13/8 " gap.