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XX//MAMA BEAR Statement Cuff - All Heavy Sterling Silver with 14K Gold Accents - size M to L

XX//MAMA BEAR Statement Cuff - All Heavy Sterling Silver with 14K Gold Accents - size M to L

Regular price $1,250.00 USD
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The is quite the statement cuff and the heftiest piece of jewelry I've made to date, and that says a lot. This Mama Bear weighs in at 5.5 ounces of recycled Sterling Silver and with the turquoise it's fighting weight is a whopping 6 ounces.

A lot of labor and love went into this cuff. It started with cleaning and recycling the silver, then making molds of the actual claw specimen: bear, badger and silver fox. Then I cast them all myself here at our home workshop. I hand fabricated the two blossoms and added 14K Gold to the center of each. 

It features a big, beautiful, natural Stone Mountain Ribbon Turquoise cut and cabbed with Oregon rainwater, by my partner and 2nd generation Indigenous Lapidarist, Max Avila. He did a gorgeous job on this gemmy ribbon too. Perfect cuff cab. I set it in a heavy sterling plain bezel and surrounded it with textured wire that I left darker. The badger claws sit on either side of the setting, and the silver fox claws at the top and bottom.

The two big bear claws adorn the bracelet part of the cuff that I formed from three heavy half round sterling wires, the center wire being slightly narrower. I added hammer texture to all three and love the look of it. The inside ends at the opening are layered with half round wire in a design I create that helps keep heavy cuffs secure to wrist, as well as making it very comfortable to wear. I'm incredibly sensitive to uncomfortable jewelry especially cuffs, so I make every effort to ensure my pieces feel good to wear. All edges were meticulously filed, sanded and polished buttery smooth.

I gave this cuff a vintage style patina and satin brush polish, with a higher polish on some of the higher areas.

The face of the cuff measures 2 3/8" in length and 2" wide. It tapers to 1" at the ends/opening.

This cuff is my Med/Large, meaning it fits my 6.5" wrists with a bit of extra room. The inside circumference is 6.75" including the 1" opening. It would best fit wrists 6.5' to 6.75" and even 7" maximum. If you purchase and your wrist is closer to 7", please include a message so that I can open the cuff slightly.

The back plate is lightly pattern textured and stamped with my LUPANYXA makers marks and STERLING.

This is a well made, one-of-a-kind piece of heirloom jewelry. Every component hand forged and created by hand here at our little home studio. I'm so proud of this piece.

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***All my jewelry photos are taken in natural, outdoor light. No filters, no touch ups, no enhancements or manipulations of any kind are used, so as to represent each and every piece as close to reality as possible.

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