Bonnie Quam learned the art of jewelry-making from John Quam when she was just eighteen. Initially she only assisted in cutting the stones, while John completed the more technical silver work. In time, Bonnie grew in expertise and the two switched roles.
Bonnie displays her impeccable eye for precision and design in this immaculate Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Red Coral Bracelet. Ten diagonal, alternating rows of stones set in the Zuni Petit Point styleÂ form the main of the Bracelet. Petit Point most often uses teardrop shaped stones and this piece is unique in its smaller, square stones.Â The exposed Sterling Silver setting creates a subtle cross-hatched effect.Â
The main body of the Bracelet is further detailed, with curved bands carved within and a hatched border to finish.Â
This Bracelet is a colorful piece of Zuni artistry and a unique execution of the traditional Petit Point style. Â