Larry Martinez Jeweler

Larry Martinez Jeweler Larry Martinez Jeweler est.1971 Gemological Institute of America 1978 Diamonds, Jewelry Design & Retailing Larry Martinez is a lifelong resident of Taos, New Mexico, and was raised amidst the centuries old cultures and traditions that comprise the mosaic endemic to the northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico.
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He is best known for his complex museum quality jewelry inspired by design elements as varied as early Meso-American, Scythian, Egyptian and other ancient cultures of the Fertile Triangle, and the traditional work of Native America, particularly that of the Navajo, Hopi, Rio Grande Pueblos and the Pacific Northwest. Larry’s work has been exhibited at the Millicent Rogers Museum, the Taylor Museum in Colorado Springs, University of Texas Art Museum, Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection in Williamsburg Virginia, the William Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri and the Heard Museum in Arizona, as well as many private collections. At the beginning of his career, Larry's focus was custom designed silver jewelry and repairs and, in 1971, he opened the shop Larry Martinez Jewelers at it's present location in Taos. After attending courses with the Gemological Institute of America in 1978, Larry expanded the business to include work in gold and other precious metals, diamonds and other gemstones and jewelry retailing. 43 years later, Larry and his staff of professional jewelers still specialize in custom design work as well as special orders and repairs of virtually all types of jewelry, with a particular interest in preserving quality vintage Southwestern and Native American jewelry. They have years of experience and have accumulated a wide range of raw materials to work with when replacing broken or missing pieces, as well as a better than average collection of finished turquoise and coral cabochons. In addition to showcasing Larry's designs, the shop's inventory includes of all types of jewelry, from contemporary to estate, fine to tribal. The emphasis, however, is on quality vintage American Indian jewelry, the only jewelry native to America. Also know as "old pawn"( they prefer not to use that term loosely), they have a much larger selection of pieces than represented on this website. Larry and his staff welcome any inquiries you may have regarding their inventory, custom orders and repairs. Please contact them by email through this website, or by phone (Monday - Friday 9-5 mountain time) at 575-758-4169. [email protected]

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One of my favorite I did!
09/10/2020

One of my favorite I did!

Some recent pieces commissioned.
09/03/2020

Some recent pieces commissioned.

My latest design,,, this ring is stunningly gorgeous.....3.5. Carat center Diamond, 5.5 carats total diamonds, ruby and ...
08/30/2020

My latest design,,, this ring is stunningly gorgeous.....3.5. Carat center Diamond, 5.5 carats total diamonds, ruby and emerald cabochons in base.

My latest , from design, to cad images to finished beauty. 3.5 carat center. Love this beauty!
08/28/2020

My latest , from design, to cad images to finished beauty. 3.5 carat center. Love this beauty!

This Blue Diamond Ring is an eye catcher 😍 @ Larry Martinez Jeweler
08/26/2020

This Blue Diamond Ring is an eye catcher 😍 @ Larry Martinez Jeweler

Some of the great coral pieces to be had at Larry Martinez jeweler!
08/18/2020

Some of the great coral pieces to be had at Larry Martinez jeweler!

Recent additions to a great Coral collection
08/18/2020

Recent additions to a great Coral collection

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02/27/2020

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09/10/2019

Happy birthday to my dear friend Rod Archer.

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A fun piece to inlay. 18k.
04/06/2019

A fun piece to inlay. 18k.

Borzoi necklace made for a breeder.
04/06/2019

Borzoi necklace made for a breeder.

Beautiful large Persian turquoise in a ring I made recently
04/06/2019

Beautiful large Persian turquoise in a ring I made recently

One of my favorites with gem quality Nevada turquoise.
04/06/2019

One of my favorites with gem quality Nevada turquoise.

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2 piece set
04/06/2019

2 piece set

Recent one
04/06/2019

Recent one

This one came out gorgeous. 18k and 3 oval diamonds.
03/28/2019

This one came out gorgeous. 18k and 3 oval diamonds.

A beautiful collaboration by customer's design  & executed by Larry Martinez, Jeweler....
10/10/2016

A beautiful collaboration by customer's design & executed by Larry Martinez, Jeweler....

Stunning example of Blue Gem Turquoise, (Nevada), Nugget Bolo. A Larry Martinez Original! This customer was VERY happy w...
09/21/2016

Stunning example of Blue Gem Turquoise, (Nevada), Nugget Bolo. A Larry Martinez Original! This customer was VERY happy with his purchase!!

Beautiful jewelry? Yes, but nothing in the picture is the "real deal." Dyed coral & turquoise is sometimes hard to ident...
09/19/2016

Beautiful jewelry? Yes, but nothing in the picture is the "real deal." Dyed coral & turquoise is sometimes hard to identify. Larry has put this wonderful display together to help the public learn more & see for themselves how 'real,' fake jewelry can look....Come by & see for yourself! Mon-Fri, 9-5, Sat 9-12:00!!

18K- Diamond Necklace~Designed by Larry Martinez & executed by Tim Younkman......
08/19/2016

18K- Diamond Necklace~
Designed by Larry Martinez & executed by
Tim Younkman......

*** Double Headed Serpent Necklace***The Original design of this necklace is said ot have been presented to Herman Corte...
08/16/2016

*** Double Headed Serpent Necklace***

The Original design of this necklace is said ot have been presented to Herman Cortez in 1519 as a bribe that he not proceed to Tenochtitlan, Mexico.
Made of wood and turquoise found to have come from the Cerillos mine in Santa Fe., it now resides at the British Museum in London.

Our version of this design is made with Ivory, Silver, Turquoise, Coral, Lapiz & Amethyst.

New Diamond Ring by Larry Martinez!
05/12/2015

New Diamond Ring by Larry Martinez!

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05/04/2015

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Address

822 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM
87571

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(575) 758-4169

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Thank you for the beautiful wedding ring
Hay Cousin what is up? I thought you tried to contact me a few weeks ago? I so very cool!
Larry, I love my wedding band! It is beyond my expectations. The fire of the opels of blue and red perfectly compliant the turquoise and coral. Thank you!