4 Sacred Mountains Bangle Bracelet-
The number four permeates Navajo culture and nature. Most notably, the four-sacred mountains that outline our Navajo homeland.
Four is a prominent number in Navajo philosophy & nature. When we introduce ourselves, we name our four clans that we come from: mom's clan, dad's clan, our maternal grandfather clan, and paternal grandfather’s clan.
There are also other series of four that are rooted in Navajo philosophy (Navajo Creation story): there are four sacred plants, four cardinal directions, the four seasons of nature, the four worlds of Emergence, four sacred colors, four stages of life, etc.
These bracelets are designed with symbols in series of four to represent this natural/spiritual phenomenon.
These bracelets are made out of 7.5 mm round ingots that are forged to a flat wire, which leaves the edges slightly rounded. Then the silver is stamped, shaped, filed, formed and polished.
Erick Begay is a master silversmith and goldsmith with more than 37 years experience. He is an award winning artist that has multiple awards, including the Santa Fe Indian Market. His Family has been involved in Native American Jewelry for generations. His mother, Frances Begay, taught him the art of silversmithing, while she sold it in Santa Fe. He started making jewelry when he was eleven. When he turned 16 he became a full-time jeweler.
Erick only uses sterling silver, 14k gold, and the highest quality gemstones. You can rest assured that what his jewelry is 100% quality.
Material: Sterling Silver
Dimensions: Bangle is 1/4 in. wide. 2-5/8 in. diameter
Weight (in grams): 38.1
Hallmark/Signature: Erick Begay and Sterling