Zuni Pueblo artist, Roderick Kaskalla, let the stunning set of King Manassa turquoise do all the talking in this Native American handmade Sterling silver channel set inlay bracket. Kaskalla, a multiple award winner is featured in American Indian Jewelry II: A-L 1,800 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaff. He is known for use of fabulous stone sets housed within simple yet elegant settings. This bracelet does not disappoint. King Manassa Turquoise was mined at Manassa in south central Colorado. Manassa Turquoise is known for its blue-green to green color with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix. It runs primarily in veins hosted by a beautiful golden brown hard rock. It takes a skilled stone cutter to get the Turquoise out of this hard rock. This stone is a favorite of gold and silversmiths in the southwest, when they can get it! The mining at the Manassa Turquoise mine at this time, is at a stand still. Most of the Colorado Turquoise mines are not operational at this time.