Virginia Quam-Stunning Carved Turquoise & Coral Cuff
Zuni artist Virginia Quam has a very distinct style. Her inlay is beautifully puzzled together and the way she carves the stones creates a very unique look. You will always find her inlay eye catching. This bracelet combines deep red Mediterranean Coral, a lot of it, with shaped Sleeping Beauty Turquoise around it. Her style is called mosaic inlay where she sets stone against stone, instead of separating it by silver. Virginia uses a tall mirror shined bezel to hold the mosaic inlay design, something that brings your full attention to the rock work. A small decorated wire is used to border the inlay that reaches the full length of the cuff and completes the handmade Zuni style. Virginia makes many incredible things and with such a one-of-a-kind inlay technique she is definitely someone you want in your collection of lapidary Zuni art.