Eight by Ten Snake Eye Turquoise Cuff


Item Number: DR 1430
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Suzie Livingston
Medium: Sterling silver and turquoise
Age: Circa 2010
Dimensions: The inside circumference measures 5 ¼” from end to end with a 1 ¼” inch gap for a total of 6 ½”.



Zuni artist Susie Livingston is known for creating row bracelets with many fine and delicate dots in a setting called “snake eye.”  Snake eye is a technique of setting very small spherical pieces of turquoise. It is somewhat related to petit point and needle point, but differs in shape with much smaller pieces of turquoise that have been rounded on top and polished. Snake eye jewelry has many tiny rows and columns of stones are usually described by how many stones wide and how many rows there are in the height. For example, this bracelet has eight stones across ten rows down. It is called an 8×10 and has 80 stones.

This beautiful cuff bracelet features small hand cut sleeping beauty turquoise stones set in sterling silver with eleven wires separating ten rows of snake eye turquoise cabochons.  The cuff measures 2″ at the widest part and tapers at each end to ½” wide. This gorgeous cuff is classic, yet contemporary – just perfect.

Condition: Excellent, original condition.

Provenance: Acquired from a collector in Arizona.