A substantial tufa cast sterling cuff by Andrew Redhorse Alvarez with a desert scene inset with turquoise; weighs 3.6 ounces; approximately 1-1/2" wide x almost 18" thick; inside diameter about 2-1/8" (fits a small wrist); no marks; fine condition.

Multi-award winner Andrew "Redhorse" Alvarez was born in 1953, in New Mexico of Apache and Colleville descent. 

A self-taught jeweler, Andrew has drawn upon his designs from his Mother's Apache ancestry. Andrew searched for his own style, contemporary, yet traditional flair using silver, gold, diamonds, colored stones and tufa casting. His jewelry reflects the natural textures of the tufa stone, a chalk-like stone, which gives it a natural finish. All his work is a vision of his dreams; the next morning he cannot wait to build the next designs. His designs are personal and he wonders who will be the next to wear the next one of a kind piece of jewelry, which is the excitement of his Apache legacy. 

Andrew does lectures on American turquoise identification and appraisals of American Indian jewelry. 

Awards for his jewelry have come from the Heard Museum show, Phoenix; Indian Market, Santa Fe; Colorado Indian  Market, Denver; and Southwest Museum, Los Angeles.  His jewelry has been part of numerous exhibitions from Philadelphia to Pasadena and he has been published in
Indian Trader, Native Peoples, and Cowboys and Indians. (information from http://andrewredhorse.nativeart.net/ and American Jewelry II: A-L by Gregory Schaaf.

$865.00 (item #CJNA014)