NAVAJO JEWELRY ARTIST
Calvin is a premier Native American jewelry artist born in Gallup, New Mexico and raised in Tohatchi. He designed his first piece of jewelry at 10 years old under the guidance of his mother and uncle. With over 30 years of professional experience and countless awards, Calvin’s jewelry is a staple of Southwestern art. He has earned numerous awards including “Best of Show” since 1989 at the Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial and featured in multiple magazine publications throughout the years.
He is known for his meticulous stone selection, unique designs and quality craftsmanship, making him a master of wearable art. His pieces often reflect nature, using the beauty of Mother Earth as his inspiration. He has an incredible ability to express what inspires him through precious metals and stones. Another strength he displays through his craft is his aptitude in translating Navajo inlay techniques while creating a modern spin. His style is highly prized by collectors across the world, spreading the beauty of Native American heritage and love of quality art.