Set with a single, oval stone of unique Royston Ribbon (also known as Boulder) turquoise, this impressive cuff bracelet was created by Navajo silversmith Bennie Ration. The piece features one of Bennie’s recognizable maidens, the stone comprising the center of its body. The stone, which is set in a simple sterling silver bezel, is predominantly brown and tan in color and contains just one small sliver, or ribbon, of blue coloration running vertically down one side. The stone is surrounded by a row of domed sterling bands, followed by a thick sterling band stamped with fine liens and indented. Protruding from the top of the body is a sterling silver maiden’s head complete with deeply grooved rectangular eyes and a round, appliqued mouth, as well as a sterling bun on either side of its head. Forehead and buns are stamped with fine lines, representing hair, and the maiden is set atop a split sterling silver shank that also features appliqued sterling dots on either side of the maiden centerpiece. Shank merges into a single piece just beyond the last appliqued dot, the center of which comprises a sterling silver rope pattern. 1 3/4″ long x 1 1/8″ wide. Shank has an inner end to end measurement of 5 5/8″ with a 1″ opening. Cuff is only slightly adjustable.