What thickness was the twist bracelet in the Horse Whisperer?

Hi Paula,
I was wondering what the thickness is that is used for smaller male wrists for the classic twist. Do you have any idea of the diameter for the one actually worn on the horse whisper?      Thanks,Brendan

Hi Brendan,
As far as what would be appropriate for a small male wrist – it is completely a matter of personal preference – some people that are tiny wear the thickest bracelets and others want them to be super thin.  That’s why we offer a variety of widths from 1/8″ to 1/2″ in diameter. 1/8″ diameter is shown directly below and 1/2″ is below that.
1/8" Sterling Silver Navajo twist bracelet
1/2" thick Sterling Silver Navajo twist bracelet
I’d say 3/16” or 1/4” would be good for a small male wrist but that is just my opinion. Here is a 3/16″.
Judging by what we can see in the movie, I’d say Robert Redford was wearing a 1/4” or 5/16″ thick twist.  This is a 5/16″ below.
BT2-classic-3It is such a matter of personal preference that we offer many variations.

What can you tell me about the artist and significance of the two twist bracelets I just purchased?

Hello Paula

Just received my 2 twist bracelets in the mail and they are amazing. They far exceeded my expectations and I am one happy customer. Is there anything you can tell me about the artist and area the bracelet is made? Also is there any special significance to the design of the bracelet. I am giving one to my wife for our anniversary and would like to dazzle her with some information about. Thanks again and please pass on my thanks to all involved.



half inch heavy classic twist bracelet

Hi Matt,
The two bracelets you purchased were made by the Tahe family, a Navajo family noted for years for their sterling silver bracelets and notably the twists. We’ve purchased twist bracelets made by husband and wife teams Verna and Franklin Tahe and by Benny and Elaine Tahe. They live in New Mexico.
As far as significance to the design, they have been a traditional bracelet for many years and as far as we know, just an entwining of two different sterling silver pieces into one, so a nice choice for an anniversary.
They also have had a resurgence in popularity as Robert Redford wore one in the movie “The Horse Whisperer”.

A New Twist on the Horse Whisperer Bracelet !

The Sterling Silver Classic Twist “Horse Whisperer” bracelet is like the one Robert Redford wore in the movie. It is one of the most sought after bracelets in our store so we carry it in many thicknesses and sizes for men and women.  We are often sold out and unable to get more in sterling silver. And with the rise in silver prices, the larger sizes can get quite pricey as they are based on weight of sterling silver used.

five sixteenths classic twist bracelet

So we were thrilled when Benny Tahe made us identical twins in copper !! Ever since they have come into the store, I have been wearing one and just can take my eyes off it. What a gorgeous glow !


And at 1/8 the price of the sterling version, what’s not to love?? So I’m thinking copper for the barn and sterling silver for town.

Horse Whisperer Sterling Silver Twist Bracelets Scarcer than Hen’s Teeth

We did manage to find a few. We don’t have all styles in all sizes but at least a few and they are going fast.