While primarily growing up in Durango, Colorado, jeweler Emory Wentling, who has been at his craft now for more than two decades, was born in the artist haven of Taos, New Mexico. His reverence for the Southwest is clearly evident in his work today, but what truly sets his collection apart are the influences of his storied upbringing.
After living in Taos, Emory’s parents moved the family to the Yucatán Peninsula, then back to the States, traveling the West from California to Oregon to Montana before settling in Durango when Emory was 7. His mother was a fine artist, instilling in her son an appreciation for the use of color, and his father began making Southwestern jewelry in the 1970s, inspiring Emory to follow in his footsteps. Working alongside his father, Emory established Emory Silver, a vibrant collection of statement earrings, cuffs, concho belts, and more, all made by hand and decked out with semiprecious stones.
Find Emory’s elegant Southwestern silver and gold jewelry designs in stores across the West or make an appointment to meet with the artist in person at his studio in downtown Durango. emorysilver.com