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Alvin Monte

This fine jeweler works in both gold and silver, often making his own stamping tools. He likes to embellish his metalwork with various stones, including amethysts and garnets, for a luxurious effect.
Although his parents were silversmiths, he is self-taught. The inspiration for designs can come to him in dreams, he says, or from petroglyph or Pueblo designs. The execution, however is often more symbolic than realistic, resulting in modern, rather than traditional, designs.