“Platero” means “silversmith” in Spanish, which suggests that this third-generation jeweler’s artistic roots might extend beyond his grandparents’ time to the era of Spanish occupation of New Mexico.
The aptness of the name is seen in every meticulous detail of this beautiful bracelet.
Scrupulously clean and exact silver work supports a serenely lovely, natural turquoise.
The turquoise is a mellow piece from the Royston mine. It is an old stone.
That means it’s been around a long time – un-set. Royston is one of the southwest’s most prestigious turquoise mines.
The form is graceful; the color and matrix are like an aerial view of islands in the sea.
The turquoise is charmingly set off by a series of silver flowerets, three on one side, and one on the other.
This asymmetrical placement gives the centered stone an offset look.
Raised silver channels support the flowerets and the turquoise.
These are set perpendicular to the cuff, which is darkened for contrast.
A unique design, beautifully fabricated, with a fine, natural turquoise in an unusual shape.
This creative, lovely bracelet is narrow enough to stack with others, and with presence enough to delight on its own.