Darrell Cadman is one of the renowned Cadman and Reeves brothers who are known for their outstanding Navajo silver work. He brings traditional styles into the modern forefront with excellent detail and craftsmanship. Darrell’s pieces are unusual and masterful—and definitely collectible. Be sure to buy authentic Darrell Cadman pieces only from reputable retailers of Native American artisanal jewelry.
Born in 1969 in New Mexico, Darrell hails from a famous silver smithing family. He is the brother of Andy and Donovan and the half brother of Sunshine and Gary Reeves. Like his brothers, Darrell was taught traditional silver smithing by his other brother, David Reeves, who passed on a remarkable legacy of Navajo silver smithing and turquoise jewelry artistry. Today, Darrell creates beautifully hand-stamped silver jewelry incorporated with high quality stones and other materials.
One of Darrell’s collectible creations is a sterling silver bracelet set with rare gem grade turquoise featuring eye-dazzling blues with reddish-brown webbing. The stone is encircled with twisted wire and stunning bezel work and features elaborate details, including crescent shaped stamps on either side of the turquoise. This remarkable bracelet typifies Darrell’s unique approach to creating traditional Native American jewelry with a contemporary flare.
He also created coral dangle earrings with amazing details, including 12 striking Mediterranean coral stones (rare gem grade). The deep, rich, oxblood red cabochons are surrounded by elegant sterling silver details. For the post section, Darrell used stones surrounded by hand twisted wire, which he uses in many of his pieces. The lower 10 stones are highlighted by elaborate crescent-shape stamp work. Like all of Darrel’s pieces, this pair of earrings is one of a kind and was immediately purchased by a collector.
You won’t go wrong buying Darrell Cadman jewelry whether you are seeking to add to your collection or looking for a unique piece of jewelry to wear on special occasions. Each of these collectible, highly sought-after pieces is defined by Darrell’s combination of unmatched silverwork and the finest stones. This Navajo artist is popular for his superb deep hand-stamping technique and beautifully-formed patterns. His jewelry pieces integrate gem quality turquoise, sugalite, spinney oyster shell, and coral, with the end result being highly exceptional works of art that set him apart from other artists in the world of Navajo and Native American jewelry.
Darrell’s pieces are signed ‘D. Cadman.’ To be sure you are buying authentic jewelry by Darrell online, shop only from renowned and respected Navajo jewelry retailers. You can get the best prices by purchasing from a retailer that works directly with jewelry artisans.
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Turquoise Direct is one of the most respected sellers of authentic handmade turquoise jewelry, designed by award winning Native American Artists like Philander Begay, Daryl Dean Begay, Sammie Begay, Alfred Joe, Jennifer Curtis, Tommy Jackson and many others whose pieces feature the finest natural American turquoise in beautiful contemporary and traditional silver and gold designs.