Turquoise and Fire Opal Contemporary design Inlay Sterling Link Bracelet by Navajo Artisan Kenneth Bitsie Native American Silver Jewelry. Incredible attention to detail, Mr. Bitsie utilizes a combination of Channel and Intarsia Inlay Jewelry Techniques in this exquisite bracelet. Although not immediately noticeable each of the seven links offer a combination of different Inlay technique and stone placement. Turquoise is a Teal Blue color with variance in shade and matrix. Fire Opal is a common term for lab created Opal used in Native American Jewelry and perfect for inlay work because of its incredible durability.
Each link is angled and measures approximately 3/4 inch in length of the setting alone (not including the connection) by 1/4 inch in width. Inside circumference measures approximately 6 1/2 inches in total and would fit a wrist size of 6 inch or less depending on how much drape you prefer. The bracelet is completed with a box clasp of the same angled design along with a safety chain with lobster clasp.
We have provided a number of images to show the various links and some may overlap so you can gain perspective. There are a total of 7 links along with the box clasp of approximately the same size and angle.
Turquoise is the ultimate healing stone, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. It is a protective stone and has been used since ancient times. Native Americans call Turquoise the 'Sky Stone' and believe it is both male and female gender. Blue turquoise being male as in 'Father Sky' and green turquoise being female as in 'Mother Earth'. Some properties of Turquoise are spiritual attunement, cleansing, healing, protection, valor, soothing, peace of mind, guidance through the unknown, romantic spontaneity.