Regular visitors to our site know that Calvin Martinez is one of our preferred silversmiths. This is why we actively seek his work. It's not simply his exquisite workmanship which dazzles us, it's also his ability to design pieces in a wholly traditional style while inventing those very designs. The style of work that Calvin does is commonly referred to as Traditional Revival. But in Calvin's case, this does not merely equate to reviving older designs; he's got the Traditional Muse on his shoulder and invents new designs which look 75 or 100 years old.
Here is a truly one-of-a-kind bracelet from master silversmith Calvin Martinez. A thick, long oval stone of natural, untreated Royston turquoise from Nevada is at the heart of this creation. This is a fine-grained stone polished to an exquisite glassy smoothness. When Calvin makes a piece like this, he builds around the focal point of the stone and uses it as inspiration for all the design elements of the composition. The stone is set in a smooth bezel wrapped by twist wire with soft arcs of raindrop wire to left and right. Stylized floral leaf appliquées frame the stone along with fat raindrops and twisted square wire scrollwork. The hand-rolled and hammered ingot silver of the cuff is essentially the same thickness as 12 gauge sheet Sterling.
Hallmarked C.MTZ inside an arrowhead and stamped Navajo and Sterling inside.
Stone: 1 7/8" x 13/16"
Width of cuff at center stone: 2"
Width of cuff on sides & at terminals: 5/8"
Terminal to terminal: 5 1/2"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 6 5/8"