Curious as to marking

Bought this at a jewelry shop in Santa Fe about 7 years ago. Cannot make out the markings, took pics both ways. Stones are suppose to be Bisbee and bracelet is VERY heavy.







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To me it looks like the first name is Leon. Wondering if it is Leon Martinez who signs as Leon M.T.Z. per Indian Native American hallmarks L Several of his pieces (cuffs with large turquoise and deep stampwork) have hallmarks with the Leon MTZ rather difficult to read.

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Beautiful bracelet. I cropped and adjusted your photo in hopes it would help someone ID.

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Thank you, hope so too!

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Agree, I have a few books but I can find nothing to match.

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I was unable to sleep and did some searching.
Found some items for sale attributed to Leon Martinez, with the same mark as yours.

It appears his jewelry may have 3 different marks. One is a L M in simple, block style. One is L M Z in simple block style. One is LEON MTZ in cursive, like yours.

When an artist has 3 different marks, it makes things difficult.

I saw some similar cuffs that are similar to yours. The design on the ends of your cuff are present in other cuffs attributed to him.

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It does look like Martinez work. And the weight is because they tend to work with ingot rather than sheet silver. The stones may be Bisbee but with the pyrite I would also consider Morenci. Beautiful cuff!

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Thank you both! Love the bracelet and nice to know the artist, appreciate your research!

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I really appreciate your tracking it down! Now darn it, get some sleep!

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