Mediterranean coral baby bracelet by James A Eustace
Coral Baby bracelets are a traditional gift of protection for baby girls in the Pueblo tribes of Northern New Mexico. This is one of the most beautiful examples that I have seen. The polished mediterranean red coral cabochon is set in sterling silver on a simple sterling silver bracelet, expertly stamped with symbols of water. Water is life. This beautiful coral baby bracelet is designed and handmade by James A Eustace from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico USA. The perfect gift for a new born.
The Eustace family have been making exquisite jewellery for generations. James A Eustace was taught by his father James B Eustace who has been making jewellery for Rainmaker Gallery for many years. It is an honour to be carrying the work of yet another generation of this talented family.
A lapis lazuli leaf bracelet made by James B Eustace can be found in the Collection of The British Museum. It was purchased from the artist by the museum in 1998.
Cochiti Pueblo is one of New Mexico’s nineteen Indian Pueblos. It is located fifty five miles north of Albuquerque in the heart of their traditional homeland. The Pueblo comprises more than eighty four square miles of reservation land and has a population of over five hundred and twenty. The land, air and water adjacent to the reservation is of primary importance because it is the lifeline of the Pueblo traditions and culture. Cochiti Pueblo is well known for arts and crafts particularly jewelry, pottery and drums.Turquoise Leaf Pendant