Kary Begay 101 – Large cuff bracelet- Sterling silver


Well known Navajo artist Kary Begay created this wonderful bracelet. It size really allows the artist to show her skill & techniques in silversmithing. The main oval element atop the bracelet measures 2″ x 1-1/4″ and stands a little over 1/8″ thick. This is a substantial piece with almost 6″ inside with a 1-1/4″ opening , it can be shaped to fit almost any sized wrist. The artist uses creative patterns that a Hallmark of her style. She was taught by her husband , Steven. As he has passed away , she carries on there family legacy with beautiful examples of Navajo jewelry.

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Sterling silver

Is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.

SILVER, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and elements other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting porosity and fire scale.


Oxidized silver (black coloring in the silver) is a process that many jewelers use to give sterling silver a black patina. It gives the jewelry an antique or tarnished look. The process consists of taking clean sterling silver and using a chemical (liver of sulphur) to treat it to speed up the tarnishing effect.

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