Tufa Cast Bracelet by Merle House, Navajo

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Tufa Cast Bracelet by Navajo Artist, Merle House. See below for more information.

This beautiful cuff bracelet is handmade by Navajo designer Merle House, Jr. Taught by his father, Merle's work is very precision and detail-oriented. The tufa cast for this bracelet is included. The tufa stone is carbonized, or covered with a fine layer of ash. The two sides of the mold are bound together. The silver is melted in a crucible (metal containr) using a torch until it is molten and glowing. The molten silver is poured into the mold to cool and harden. (The cast is made from lava and used to make a mold to hold sterling silver in place when pouring.) This cuff is sized 7 and is very comfortable to wear; it is 1 1/2" wide tapering to 3/4". The bracelet weighs 97 grams. Each piece of Native American jewelry is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.