Jesse Monongya

18k Gold Inlaid Turtle Bracelet

Jesse Monongya

18k Gold Inlaid Turtle Bracelet

Description

A fabulous 18k gold turtle bracelet inlaid with lapis, coral, opal, turquoise, sugilite and Australian opal by Jesse Monongya.  This bracelet revolves in the four directions and opens to reveal hidden imagery.  The turtle's feet also represent the four sacred directions.  The inlaid sides of the bracelet depict a sunset and a thunderstorm over Monument Valley.  Inside the turtle's hinged shell is an inlaid sun face and the Hopi Two Horn Priest Katsina in gold overlay.  Featured on page 103 of the book Jesse Monongya:  Opal Bears And Lapis Skies by Lois Sherr Dubin.  Measures 5 3/8" with a 15/16" opening.  2" at widest point.