Calvin Martinez

Calvin Martinez is a master silver and gold smith who creates traditional, hand rolled and hammered ingot jewelry. Navajo silversmiths adapted this style in the 1860s and continued through the 1940s. Incorporating heavy gauge sterling silver with fine gem grade turquoise and natural stones, Calvin's work is among the most collectible jewelry being created in Indian Country.

Born in 1956, Calvin began silversmithing in 1970 at age 14.  He learned his craft from his family and later, Calvin in turn taught other family membersthe art of silversmithing including his brothers Terry, Rich, and his brother in-law Ernest Begay.

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