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Calvin Martinez Hammered Sterling Ingot Cigar Band Ring size 11 1/2

Calvin Martinez is consistently one of our favorite ring makers and excels in every one of his smithing endeavors. While his work is hard to come by, every once in awhile we catch him at just the right moment.

Consisting of a one-piece shank, widest at the center and smoothly tapering to 1/4" width in the back, this is the essence of simplicity in styling and comfort. This is a hammered ingot piece. This means that the silver was melted and poured into an ingot, which was then pounded during repeated annealing. The silver was then run through a hand rolling mill to get an even thickness to the piece, then cut to shape. The incised design was done free-hand with a cold chisel and with Calvin's unique, handmade stamps. Newly made, this piece looks like it is fifty years old because it was made with the same traditional techniques used fifty and one hundred years ago. Very few modern Navajo silversmiths use the old method of hammering ingot to prepare the silver for making jewelry. Spare, simple in design like the old-time "cigar band" rings, but very labor-intensive and the mark of the finest smiths in its manner of creation.

Hallmarked C.MTZ inside an arrowhead and stamped Navajo and Sterling inside the shank.

Width of ring at center: 1"

Width of shank in back: 1/4"

Size: 11 1/2


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Product ID: NRG-CMZ1150-005
Artist: Calvin Martinez
Price:  $325.00

 

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