Calvin Martinez is consistently one of our favorite silversmiths and excels in every one of his smithing endeavors. His designs are particularly compelling, melding the tenets of Navajo Traditional Revival jewelry with his unique capacity to hybridize the traditional.
Here we have a classic Navajo hammered ingot concha pendant. This is set with a perfect oval of natural, untreated Turquoise Mountain turquoise in a handmade serrated bezel. Stylized eagle feathers radiate from the stone and a scalloped edge with impeccably classic stampwork marks the border of this concha. The bale on this will accommodate Erma Arviso's antiqued Sterling beads up to 8 mm. diameter.
Hallmarked C.MTZ inside an arrowhead and stamped Navajo and Sterling on back.
Stone: 3/8" x 5/16"
Dimensions of pendant (excluding bale): 2 3/8" x 1 1/8"
Total hang: 3 3/8"