This hand-crafted cuff by Multi-Award Winning Navajo Silversmith Aaron Toadlena features three large, blue-green pieces of Royston turquoise ringed with a classic twisted rope design and accented by a stamped cuff with half-moon shapes, hammered almond accents, and gorgeous line work. Adjustable, with an open back.
Natural Royston Turquoise and sterling silver.
Adjustable. Measures about 3" across, 2 1/8" high, 2" deep.
Aaron Toadlena was born in 1958 in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Aaron came from a large family; he has seven sisters and five brothers. He currently lives in Sawmill, Arizona, but was raised in Tohatch, where he attended boarding school. While in boarding school, he met and became friends with Delbert Gordon and David Reeves. He began silversmithing at the age of twelve and was taught by his brother Gordon. Aaron is an award winning silversmith, and has entered pieces in the Gallup Ceremonial. He has received a number of first and second place ribbons for his beautiful pieces of jewelry. His favorite pieces of jewelry to create are old style bracelets and squash blossoms. In addition to silverwork, Aaron has been a carpenter, a mechanic, worked for the Navajo Housing Authority and has driven a semi. Aaron and his wife have four children.