After studying at the Gemological Institute of America and the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, Danny Conly headed to the Southwest to set up shop in Wickenburg, Arizona, where he has honed his skills for the past 35 years. Using lost wax-casting methods, stone inlay arts, and gold hand-fabrication techniques, Conly creates his masterpieces from the finest minerals and metals — turquoise, diamonds, platinum, and 14kt yellow and white gold. Known best for his Southwestern-style wedding and engagement rings, Conly handmakes fine jewelry of all varieties and will even craft a custom two-piece band to dress up your favorite watch. Shown in yellow gold, this 14kt watch band is inset with bright Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Just let the artist know if you prefer a different type of gold or turquoise, and he will personalize your timepiece with the materials of your choosing (women’s, from $1,295; men’s, from $2,150).
FYI: 866.684.5823, www.dannysjewelry.com.