S A M A N T H A P L A T E R O
Born into a family with a long tradition of silversmithing that goes back to Samantha’s great-great grandfather Pablo Platero, who was a well-known silversmith with great talent. This craft was then passed down to her late grandfather Ramon Platero (son of Pablo) who continued making handcrafted jewelry with his wife Louise Platero.
Both of Samantha’s grandparents were both well respected silversmiths and known for their unique trademark; the holly leaf. The leaf later influenced other silversmith’s to incorporate the leaf design in Native American jewelry. Both of her grandparents made jewelry and tended to their farm as a way of life.
Samantha found it inevitable to continue the family tradition and carry on the values and craft that her grandparents embodied and lived. Inspired by the highest quality and hand made techniques of her grandparents Samantha collaborates with Navajo Silversmith’s to create well crafted pieces that translate Native American traditional jewelry with a modern vision.