Calvin Martinez is consistently one of our favorite ringmakers 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 stone and smoothly tapering to 3/16" width in the back, this is the essence of simplicity in styling and comfort. Add to this the individual attention given to the stampwork and decorative elements and this ring embodies the "grail" of Navajo Traditional Revival design. Newly made, this piece looks like it is fifty years old because it reiterates and codifies an aesthetic of yesteryear's Navajo smithing. Three stones of natural, untreated Kingman turquoise from Arizona are set in the fine-tooth, serrated bezels.
Hallmarked "C.MTZ" inside an arrowhead and stamped "Sterling".
Stones: center 1/2" x 1/4"; 2 sides 5/16" x 1/4"
Width of ring at center stone: 13/16"
Width of shank in back: 3/16"