- Tribe: Navajo
- Condition: New: no damage.
- Size: 1-5/8" Wide; 5-1/8" end to end plus 1" opening
- Artisan: Edison Cummings
- Materials: Turquoise & Sterling Silver
- Item Weight: 132 Grams / over 4-5/8 Ounces
- Date: New
- Hallmark: "E.CUMMINGS" and "14K"
Navajo (Diné) artist, Edison Cummings, really outdid himself when he created this fantastic Native American handmade bracelet. Edison combines Sterling Silver, Turquoise, and 14k Gold set in Sterling Silver to create what can be best described as a stunner! The bezel on the stunning turquoise and drops are formed from 14K gold. The heavy shank is tufa cast Sterling silver. This piece is a MUST HAVE for the collector of Edison's work.
Born in 1962, Edison Cummings (Navajo) has been an active jeweler since the early 1990s. He has won prizes at every major Indian Arts competition including the 2014 Santa Fe Indian Market and the 2015 Heard Museum Market. He graduated from Holbrook High School in Arizona in 1981 and then moved to Santa Fe to study at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Initially he studied painting, having been inspired when a young man by Navajo painter Jim Abeita. But soon Edison’s interests began to shift toward three-dimensional art, particularly sculpture, and he also took a few jewelry classes. He left New Mexico to attend Arizona State University in Tempe to pursue an art education degree. For five years he worked at the White Hogan in Scottsdale, getting hands-on experience and incorporating his artistic ideas into jewelry and flatware. He currently lives in Arizona. Edison’s style is contemporary. His sculptural pieces are often sleek, unusually shaped teapots and coffeepots. They are made using a difficult metal stretching technique. He creates his fabricated jewelry (bracelets, earrings, pendants, pins, and rings) using gold, silver, and set stones. His inspiration comes from such diverse imagery as a well-designed building or the lines of a highway guard rail.
Make this stunning bracelet a great part of your collection of fine Native American jewelry.