Cuff, Cluster, Turquoise, Kingman Mine, Hallmark, 2729
A STATEMENT CUFF IS LIKE A GREAT SQUASH BLOSSOM — EVERYONE NEEDS ONE AND YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY!
Now this is a cluster cuff that stands out from the rest. Unlike your traditional radial cluster, this one features a huge hexagon slab of Kingman turquoise as the center stone, surrounded by smaller snake eye Kingman turquoise. A downsized version flanks on either side on a 5-bar split-shank band that tapers to the back. We’ve never met a cluster cuff we didn’t like, but this vintage Navajo beauty is truly striking.
Anthony Skeets (Navajo). Cluster work; spiny oyster; bracelets; earrings; butterfly designs.
Mark: A S
Anthony Skeets is a prolific silversmith who works in the Traditional Revival style of smithing. He is best known for his fine cluster work.
- artist: Anthony Skeets
- affiliation: Navajo
- hallmarks: A S Sterling
- materials: sterling silver, Kingman turquoise
- dimensions: 5 1/2" inside, 1 1/4" gap, 2 1/4" across face
- weight: 89 grams
- style number: JB2724