Navajo silversmith Freddie Maloney continues to craft his silverwork in the classic style as taught to him by his mentor, Harry Morgan. His work in this masterpiece cuff combines a balance between stones and silver as evidenced by an amazing display of turquoise from the Morenci mine. Three beautifully colored Arizona stones have a sky-blue hue and combine both light and dark matrix. Freddie uses a heavy, five-row band decorated with silver drops, and traditional Navajo stamp work and finishes it with the perfect amount of oxidation for his famous “vintage aesthetic”.
A student of Harry Morgan, Freddie Maloney continues to craft his designs in the traditional Navajo Revival jewelry style. He comes from a family of silversmiths along with his brothers, Arnold and Leonard.
- artist: Freddie Maloney
- affiliation: Navajo
- markings: FM, Sterling
- materials: sterling silver and Morenci turquoise
- measurements: circumference 6 3/4", gap 1 1/4", width 1 7/8" to 1" taper
- stone: 3 stones, 1 7/8" x 3/4", 2 teardrops are 1 1/4" x 1"
- weight: 91 grams
- style number: JB2133