Lester James, Coral Turquoise Tower Inlay Tufa Sterling Cuff, Navajo
This is a new world of Native American art. With material cost sky rocketing over the last couple of years we have just seen a decline in new jewelry artists. It use to be common to see new silversmiths because it wasn’t that expensive to make a ring or bracelet. However, those days are over and when we see a new artist like Lester James come along we have renewed hope more will follow. He is not only making wearable art he is excelling at it. Some of his designs are very original and the rawness of the work comes off as part of the art. This tufa cast bracelet has that wonderful textured silver look, and the streak of inlay across one edge is spectacular. A deep red Mediterranean Coral and deep blue Kingman.