Navajo artist Nelvin Burbank handmade the Stunning Natural Arizona Morenci Bracelet. Burbank hand cut each stone, polished and set into handmade bezels with drops of Sterling Silver surrounding the vibrant stones. The Morenci is set onto a heavy gauge shank along with intricate stampwork on the tips and inside of cuff. The cuff is finished off with a classic Satin finish and the artist hallmark and Sterling Silver stamp.
Nelvin Burbank is a local Navajo artist in Gallup, New Mexico. Burbank is well known in the business for reviving old style jewelry. He is known for his heavy gauge settings with intricate stamp work and high grade stones. Burbank learned his craft from his father Nelson Burbank who is also a very well known and respected name in the Native American Jewelry Industry. Burbank is also related to a long line of silversmiths including Kirk Smith, Herman Smith, Calvin Martinez, Rick Martinez, Terry Martinez, Rick Martinez, Leon and Jess Martinez, Ernest Begay, Fredrick Brown and Lee Charley. Nelvin Burbank is one of our Top Featured artists at The Nugget Gallery.
The highly sought after Morenci Turquoise is most well known for its vibrant Blue Colors and Iron Pyrite, or "fools gold," Matrix. Morenci is mined in Greenlee County in Southeastern Arizona which is one of the largest copper mines in the US producing over 750 million pounds of copper a year.