Kirk Smith Turquoise Bracelet
Polished Royston Turquoise (Nevada)
Wrist Size / Circumference: 175 mm
Opening Gap: 30 mm
Height x Width x Depth: 47 x 61 x 50 mm
Handmade and signed by the late renowned Dine artist Kirk Smith
Rare Collection Piece
Kirk Smith was a Native American of the Dine tribe. His clan name is Kiyaa Alani Shush Dine (towering house bear people clan). In the 1960s, at age seven, he helped his grandfather John Smith work with primitive tools on silver at his bench in his small work shop. From 1969 to 1972, he started to learn sand casting from his family. By 1980 he was able to earn his living full time from silver smithing. During this time he was mentored by famed silver smith and brother in law, Harry Morgan. Kirk specialised in traditional Navajo jewellery set with high grade stones. Tragically, he died September 17, 2012 in an automobile accident at age 55.
Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love. Turquoise aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body.