Navajo jeweler, Ernest Rangel, created this sterling silver cuff bracelet and set twenty excellent quality natural red coral stones in it. The cuff is tufa cast, and you can tell by the organic texture on the back. Each stone is set in a diamond shape bezel, with a silver ball above and below, forty two total! The top is oxidized black which make the highly polished balls and bezels shine. Both side edges are also detailed. More about Ernest Rangel and natural red coral below.
Size: 5" with 1.25" opening, .375" wide
In addition to being a well-known Native American jeweler, he is also a rancher and raises horses. He learned how to make jewelry from his mother when he was 14 years old.
It takes thousands of years for red coral to grow, and much of it has been over harvested. Some of the natural red coral fields are protected to allow them to recover. What is available goes up in price every year. If you love red coral, now is the time to invest in it.