These hand-stamped heart earrings with fluted concho tops, are an example of traditional Navajo repoussé metal working techniques. In repoussé, the metal is softened and hammered by hand from the reverse side, to create the low-relief pattern on the front side of the piece. Vincent Platero is a Navajo silversmith who is very popular in the Southwest for his intricate repoussé designs.
Navajo silversmiths are renowned for their intricate, detailed stamp work, a style developed over many generations. Stamping is done by hand, and the stamps themselves may be unique to the artist, or handed in a family of silversmiths.
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Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
“VJP” is the signature stamp that you will find on the handmade jewelry of Vincent Joe Platero, Sr. Currently a resident of Tohajiilee, New Mexico, Vincent grew up as part of the Navajo Edgewater and Black Streak Clans and learned his craft from his mother, Helen Chavez. Vincent was born in 1957, has his own family now, and a distinctive style that is recognized and respected in collector’s circles.Featured in galleries around the country, Vincent has also won awards at the New Mexico State Fair and the Denver Indian Market.His silverwork has been noted since the 1970’s, and he designs and creates a full range of jewelry. His sampler concho belts, many with traditional rug patterns, his dragonfly & butterfly pins, and of course his deep, strong stamp work are often what we associate most with Vincent’s striking and unique style.