na001031Regular price $260.00 Save $-260.00
Zuni jeweler, Ola Eriacho, made this brilliant channel inlay bracelet that has a golden glow from the gold lip mother of pearl. The other stones are natural red coral and turquoise, and jet. We love the silver stars on the top and the bottom of the center, as well as the silver twisted braid between the slip shank band. More about channel inlay below.
Size: 6" L x .675" W with 1.125" Opening
Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo. Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry. The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design. Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section. It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).