Holly Masterson is one of Santa Fe’s premiere jewelry artisans, exclusively sold at Santa Fe Dry Goods for over 15 years. After an intensive study in silversmithing, Holly developed a unique style referred to as Ancient Contemporary, where she combines methods of primitive casting and finishing with contemporary handcraft techniques. A collector of ancient artifacts, she carefully assembles her unique treasures and imbues them with artisanal handcrafted silver to create her singular pieces.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Holly Masterson’s work has encompassed graphics, film, interior design, space planning and architecture. Today, Holly calls the Southwest home and each piece of Holly’s jewelry is handmade by her in her Santa Fe studio.
For many years, Holly traveled the world over. While doing so, she continually collected precious beads and artifacts from her adventures. These special souvenirs from her worldly escapades, such as Nepalese Faux Red Coral Drops, Tibetan Honey Amber and Ancient Walrus Ivory from Alaska, serve as the basis of her designs. Every single design is a one of a kind and bestows a sense of worldwide connectivity to the wearer.