Sterling Silver Morenci Turquoise ring by Navajo silversmith Rick Martinez. A 3/8” x 7/8” Morenci cabochon is set in Sterling Silver with raindrop and rope patterns. Rick combines traditional patterns with contemporary techniques. Size 8
About the artist
Navajo silversmith Rick Martinez does fine smithing of Traditional Revival pieces and is known for making high-end jewelry. Martinez brings old world traditional styling to his Jewelry frequently making pieces with emphasis on minimal silver and large premium Turquoise stones.
He uses fine stones and often "antiques" his pieces to make them look older than they are. He employs a variety of techniques such as several sizes of drops, twist wire, and stamped cutouts.
He is also a cousin of Kirk Smith (1957-2012), one of the greatest traditional, Navajo silversmiths in the world.