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Osavio Crespin Sr.

Osavio Crespin Sr. is a third-generation Santo Domingo Pueblo jewelry maker. Starting at the young age of 12, Crespin began working for his parents in the family jewelry design business. After receiving his college degree and working for many years for various jewelry studios, Crespin started his own jewelry-design business.

Inspired by the styles and techniques of the 1960’s and 1970’s, Crespin uses simple hand tools only in his studio. Each of Crespin’s designs is handmade and one-of-a-kind. He hand-stamps Native American symbols and designs on the front, back and insides of each of his pieces. He often pairs overlay with inlay, hand shaping each stone to perfectly fit it into each overlay cut-out. He also combines flat intricate inlay with 3-D inlay and accents them with slivers of sterling silver and gemstones to elevate each and every piece into a singular work of art.