Herman Smith Jr., Royston Turquoise Link Bracelet, .925 Sterling Silver, Navajo Handmade
Loving the new Royston Link Bracelet or Anklet that Navajo artist Herman Smith Jr. Handmade. Each stone was hand-cut and polished before setting into handmade Sterling Silver bezels. The Stones are vibrant with hues of golden brown matrix with an intricate handmade chain to link each stone together. The link was finished with a classic satin finish along with the Artist Hallmark and Sterling Silver stamp.
Herman Smith Jr.:
Herman Smith is a new uprising Navajo silversmith in Gallup, New Mexico. Smith is in his late 20’s and has embraced his families traditions by learning the art of silversmithing. He learns from the best as his father is Herman Smith, his cousin Nelvin Burbank and Nelvin’s father Nelson Burbank. Herman also went to school for Culinary art’s as that is also his true passion. He is an artist at heart and we are enjoying watching him progress each day with his art. Smith is related to a long line of silversmiths including Nelvin Burbank, Nelson Burbank, Kirk Smith, Calvin Martinez, Rick Martinez, Terry Martinez, Jess Martinez, Leon Martinez, Ernest Begay and Lee Charley.
Royston Turquoise is one of the most desired stones across the country. It is known for its vibrant colors ranging from deep green to light blues with a golden brown matrix. The Royston mine is found in Nevada right outside of Tonapah. There are four old Turquoise claims found in this district known as Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue. Today the Royston district is one of the best Turquoise areas in the world.