A fabulous sterling cuff with 18k gold concave dots and a large Mabe pearl by Arizona metalsmith Kim Rawdin. Kim Rawdin studied painting and art education in college in New York and his interest in jewelry started when he took a job as an art teacher on a Navajo reservation in Arizona. Becoming highly influenced by the beauty of the Arizona landscape, he is also influenced by traditional Japanese haiku and scroll paintings, and often includes on the reverse of his bracelets a poem that serves as “an emotional metaphor for the landscape.” This stunning bracelet measures 6" around in the inside plus an additional 1 3/8" opening. It is 1 1/4" at the widest point and tapers to 1" wide. The terminals are asymmetric . Weighing 78 grams, it is in fine original condition. The sterling is a matte finish which make the 18k dots pop. The "poem" on the inside of the bracelet reads :
Another Spring Moon
And I have Gone Full Circle
Without A Beginning ...
It is signed Kim sterling 18k. A very special piece.