Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Cobbled Mosaic Inlay of Multiple High Grade Stones with 14k Gold Channels. Stones include Lone Mountain Turquoise, Cerillos Turquoise, Coral, Lapis and Sugilite.
This piece was made by Verma Nequatewa, known as "Sonwai" to her uncle: Charles Loloma. His influence continues to shine through in her work, from her preference for using high quality stones to her attention to detail and precision throughout the lapidary process.
As Verma stated in her book: "Charles spoiled us by purchasing and using only the finest of stones. I continue to enjoy inlaying with only the finest of materials, looking for the inner secrets of each. Sometimes the idea for a piece comes from a stone—the way it is shaped or the feeling it gives. From the stones comes the shape and structure of the inlay. My role is to allow the stones to become what they can, in the way that they need to be. When a piece is completed, it can then go on its own to create joy and happiness in others."