Kary Begay 104 – Curved overlay bracelet in sterling silver


The process used in the creation of this bracelet is called ” overlay” The Navajo artist Kary Begay is known for this style. Taught by her late husband Steven Begay, Kary continues the family legacy of making this unique style of jewelry. Set in solid sterling silver, the bracelet measures 1/2″ at its widest point and curves down to about a 1/4″. Its unique curved style makes for a very comfortable fit on the wrist. Truly a one of a kind.

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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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