Zuni Handmade Lapis Inlay Bracelet
Zuni Handmade Lapis Inlay Bracelet
Zuni Handmade Lapis Inlay Bracelet
Zuni Handmade Lapis Inlay Bracelet

Zuni Handmade Lapis Inlay Bracelet

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Zuni jeweler, Larry Loretto, is a wonderful inlay artist.  His work is always impeccable!  This bracelet is inlaid with midnight blue lapis in a sterling silver channel setting.  

Size: 5.25" L x .25" W  with 1" opening - total circumference is 6.25"

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).