Silversmith and artist, Al Somers, is a native of Arizona. Being part Yaqui Indian, Hispanic and Anglo, he has a multi-cultural appreciation for the Southwest and the diversified art of the area. Somers learned the art of silversmithing from old Navajo masters. He subsequently crafted his own tools and stamps patterned much after the early classical Navajo period.
Somers is renowned for his impeccable attention to detail and his use of beautiful and rare stone. He, in fact, has collected quantities of valuable stone over the years and continues to utilize the older stone in the pieces he fashions giving his work a very distinctive character.