Silver Wire and Large Turquoise Gemstone Bracelet


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Joe Tafoya, San Ildefonso Pueblo Jeweler

San Ildefonso Pueblo artist Joe Tafoya is a silversmith. It has been seen that he inscribes "Joe Tafoya San Ildefonso" in cursive and "Sterling" in stamped form.The highlight of this bracelet is the very large beautiful blue turquoise gemstone with light color copper matrix. The gemstone is freeform, and the jeweler used it to its best advantage by having it stand alone with the minimum of silver exposure. The silver bezel, silver wire, and silver balls enhance the turquoise.

The bracelet is inscribed Joe Tafoya San Ildefonso in cursive and his intitals JT along with the word Sterling in stamped form. We have not found any information on the artist.


Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Silver Wire and Large Turquoise Gemstone Bracelet is from the collection of a client from Santa Fe

Recommended Reading: CONVERGING STREAMS Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest, Edited by William Wroth and Robin Farwell Gavin, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Santa Fe. 2010

TAGS: Southwest Indian Jewelrybracelets, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Po-woh-ge-oweengeJoe Tafoya

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Joe Tafoya, San Ildefonso Pueblo Jeweler
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