Cody Hunter

Cody Hunter

Cody Hunter is a Navajo from Chinle, Arizona. Cody was born in 1974 and has been making jewelry since 1994. Cody is an avid horseman and lives at the mouth of beautiful Canyon de Chelly with his wife and three children.

Cody Hunter’s multidimensional “Canyon Sandstone” designs of silver and 14k gold on the outside, with scenes from Canyon de Chelly on the inside, have won him awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and many dedicated collectors across the country.  A cowboy at heart, Cody also creates wonderful horse motifs in the storyteller bracelet style, which he uses in pendants, earrings, buckles and bola ties.

In addition to being a featured artist in our gallery, Cody participates in the Heard Museum Indian Market, Santa Fe Indian Market and the Eiteljong Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cody Hunter’s bracelets are based on the traditional concept of “Walking In Inner Beauty.”  The Navajo say, “If you judge someone from the outside you will miss their inner beauty.”  Sun rays and moon beams grace the outside of his bracelets, along with ancient petroglyph designs.  The inside depicts a typical way of life on the reservation for the Navajo people. The design on his “Inner Beauty Design” bracelet features 14K Gold images of the four directions symbol (looks like a cross), the Hand is symbol of Humanity, the Turtle is the planet Earth and the Wind and Infinity Symbol (looks like a swirl).  The inside of the bracelet features Spider Rock where Spiderwoman came from.  She learned to weave the rugs from the spiders. Also shown is the hogan which is their traditional design for a house and the Spring house where Grandmother tells the stories to the children of the old ways.

Sizing

Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:

Bracelets

Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.)

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size

5.5"

XX-Small

5.75"

Extra-Small

6"

Small

6.25"

Small-Medium

6.5"

Medium

6.75" - 7"

Medium-Large

7.25"

Large

7.5"

Extra-Large

7.75"

XX-Large

8"

XXX-Large

 

You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.

Buckles

Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts can be less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask. We are happy to size most of our concha belts before shipping.