111123-12 Navajo Indian Sterling Silver Bracelet / Cuff by Orville Tsinnie
Silver Bracelet; Hallmarks: "Orville Tsinnie of New Mexico" "STERLING"; by Orville Tsinnie
From a private estate collection.Orville Tsinnie (Navajo) has been making elegant, award-winning jewelry since the early 1970s. It all began in 1973 when Orville, drawing on inspiration from his older sisters jewelry, discovered his natural talent for metal work. After years of working for the Navajo Nation, Orville decided the time had come to take a chance and chase down his dream.
'My wife Darlene thought I was crazy,' Orville recalls. But now, three+ decades later, Orville is an award-winning Navajo silver/goldsmith, an amazing feat for a self-taught artist. His distinctive and stylish creations are rooted in Navajo design, yet still bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary themes. Orville's work is characterized as much by attention to detail as the use of heavy-gauge silver and hand-picked stones.
Born and raised in Tuba City, Arizona, Orville now makes his home in Shiprock, New Mexico. The support and loyalty of his customers and fans continue to make all the hard work and dedication worthwhile.
5 3/8" with a 1 3/8" gap to slide wrist through.