Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

Melvin Francis is a very well known contemporary silversmith living in the Gallup area of Arizona. He began creating beautiful jewelry in the early 2000s. His style is typically simple yet elegant consisting of sterling silver and colorful stones. He does many kinds of jewelry including unique custom fabrication, overlay, and traditional stamp work. he has  has mastered many different styles and techniques in his creations of silver and stone.