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Bischoff's Shades of the West

7247 E Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ - 85251
P: 888 239 5872
F: 480 945 3583

Bischoff's Gallery

3925 N. Brown Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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J1635 Ketoh Buckle

Emerson Bill
Base price $395.00
Retail price: $395.00
Retail price without tax: $395.00
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J1635 Ketoh Buckle

Sterling silver buckle by Navajo silversmith Emerson Bill. The 2” x 3” repousse silver buckle is a ketoh style.

About the silversmith:

Emerson Bill practices a technique all his own. His bracelets are done in overlay technique; a base layer of sheet silver with an overlaid layer from which the design is cut and then soldered to the base layer. Where his technique differs is in his manner of creating the overlaid layer. In Hopi overlay jewelry the design is cut away from the top layer of sheet silver with a jeweler's jigsaw. In Emerson's technique the top layer's design is sculpted with a cold chisel. This allows him to get beveled edges and cut out angles that couldn't be achieved with a saw. At first glance his work appears to be very deep stampwork, but stamps won't cut that deep. The visual effect he seeks is characterized by dramatic relief and bold designs. As a result, his cuffs are extremely thick and absolutely indestructible.

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