Photograph: Calvin Begay, Navajo. One of many Navajo silversmith designers and inlayers. The artists have a unique ability to translate traditional Navajo inlay techniques into jewelry that reflects their Native American heritage, yet have elegant and contemporary flair. This type of work is prized by clients and collectors, not only in the Southwest, but throughout the United Stated and the world. This stunning jewelry is the beauty of the untamed West is reflected in the combination of color and design that create unforgettable pieces of wearable art. Calvin designed his first piece of jewelry at age 10, learning from his mother an uncle. In more than 30 years as a jewelry designer and craftsman, he has become a master in every aspect of the design and manufacturing process.