Heavy Silver Bracelet With Spiny Oyster By Albert Lee
This heavy gauge sterling silver bracelet is horizontally set with a natural orange spondylus shell stone. It's by Navajo jeweler Albert Lee, Jr. of Shiprock, New Mexico.
The heavy weight of this piece sets it apart as does the contemporary simple design. It's from the private, personal collection of legendary Santa Fe art dealer Martha Hopkins Struever, who adored orange jewelry.
The bracelet measures 5 1/2" inside plus a 15/16" opening. The width is 1" and the height is 3/8". It is signed Albert Lee, Sterling on the inside with an additional hallmark of the Shiprock.