J987 Ray Bennett
Heavy gauge sterling silver cuff by Navajo silversmith Ray Bennett. The 2 1/8” hand stamped cuff has a large Royston Turquoise cabochon. The inside of the cuff is 5 1/2” with a 1 1/4” gap.
Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues with a brown matrix. The Royston mine in Nevada is still producing high quality turquoise.
About the artist
Raymond Bennet, Navajo, has been a silversmith since 1994. He lives where he was born and raised, in Gallup, New Mexico.
He learned his craft from his family members, including both his parents and his uncles.
Raymond Bennett (Navajo) is a listed silversmith in Barton Wright's "Hallmarks of the Southwest". He began using “R. Bennett or Ray Bennett” in 1978. At one time Ray was the resident silversmith for Atkinson’s Trading Company.