A gorgeous, red rosarita and sterling silver piece is the focal point of this artisan leather cuff bracelet. The little square rosarita stone is a bright, candy red. Rosarita is a unique material, which derives its exceptionally rich, red color from a unique process of gold refining that was used in the 1960's and 1970's. Alaskan beach sand was smelted for its gold content and the by-product was Rosarita, which is essentially silica (quartz particles) mixed with gold at high temperatures. The lovely stone is set in a plain sterling silver bezel surrounded by a twisted rope border. It sits in the center of a narrow, dark brown leather cuff that was created from a piece of refurbished vintage bridle leather with a marvelous patina that only age and use can create. Fastening with a button stud closure, the leather cuff is quite pliable and will fit a wrist that measures in the 6 1/2" range. This leather cuff bracelet would make a wonderful layering bracelet to stack with your other favorites, but also makes a statement when worn on its own!
Leather Type: Vintage bridle leather
Metal: Sterling silver
Cuff Width: 1/2"
Dimensions of Centerpiece: 5/8" x 5/8"
Fits Wrist Size: 6 1/2"
Rich leathers, hand-forged sterling silver, and natural gemstones form an irresistible partnership in these extraordinary heirloom cuff bracelets! Most of the one-of-a-kind cuff centerpieces are exclusively designed and created by Jill Judd of Roca Jewelry Designs, while others feature antique, "dead pawn" jewelry pieces handcrafted by the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Indians. We at Roca Jewelry Designs search high and low for the finest of stones to incorporate into our cuff centerpieces as well as for special, vintage Native American-made jewelry items (bolos, rings, pendants, etc.) to repurpose into unusual focal adornments.
To create the cuff portion of our bracelets, we painstakingly source, recycle, and refurbish vintage leathers from wherever we can find them! Old western belts with wonderfully worn, intricately tooled designs are used for many of the larger cuffs, while smaller bracelets are created using well-used, reconditioned reins and harness leathers. Each handmade leather cuff bracelet possesses its own distinctive character and seems to tell its own unique story - no two are alike, nor can they be replicated!
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