Navajo Jewelry

Contemporary Navajo jewelry shows dynamism and innovation as modern artists build on the foundation of early silversmithing techniques.  Top Navajo jewelry artists pay homage to the techniques of the past while pushing into new expressions with exotic metals and stones gleaned from around the world.  The culmination is an array of jewelry expression from classic Navajo concho belts and bracelets to modern forms expressed in precious metals and sparkling gems. (Continued below)

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Navajo Blue Diamond Turquoise Sterling Silver Post Earrings - Will Denetdale (#271)

$250.00


Heavy Sandcast Sterling Silver Buckle with Kingman Turquoise by Eva Cayatineto and Limberg Billah

Heavy Sandcast Sterling Silver Buckle with Kingman Turquoise by Eva Cayatineto and Limberg Billah (#1)

$250.00


Sterling Silver Bear Pendant by Robert Taylor

Sterling Silver Bear Pendant by Robert Taylor (#58)

$250.00


Sterling Silver and Searchlight Turquoise Earrings by Will Denetdale

Sterling Silver and Searchlight Turquoise Earrings by Will Denetdale (#287)

$250.00


Sterling Silver Ketoh-Style Ring by Derrick Gordon

Sterling Silver Ketoh-Style Ring by Derrick Gordon (#28)

$275.00


Sterling Silver Ring by Derrick Gordon

Sterling Silver Ring by Derrick Gordon (#31)

$275.00


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Navajo/Hopi Sterling Silver Parrot Symbol Pendant (#53)

$290.00


Two-Layer Overlay Petroglyph Bracelet by Kee Yazzie, Jr.

Two-Layer Overlay Petroglyph Bracelet by Kee Yazzie, Jr. (#71)

$350.00


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Navajo Mediterranean Coral Post Earrings - Will Denetdale (#269)

$365.00


Migration Pattern Ring by Kee Yazzie, Jr.

Migration Pattern Ring by Kee Yazzie, Jr. (#73)

$365.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Stone Pendant - Will Denetdale (#270)

$370.00


Navajo Sterling Silver Buffalo Pendant by Robert Taylor

Navajo Sterling Silver Buffalo Pendant by Robert Taylor (#50)

$375.00


Morenci Turquoise Ring by Albert Jake

Morenci Turquoise Ring by Albert Jake (#69)

$375.00


Square Wire Butterfly Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.

Square Wire Butterfly Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#87)

$375.00


Silver Ring with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

Silver Ring with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise (#289)

$390.00


Sunflower Ring by Kee Yazzie, Jr.

Sunflower Ring by Kee Yazzie, Jr. (#72)

$390.00


Heavy Stamp Work Sterling Silver Belt Buckle, unknown artist

Heavy Stamp Work Sterling Silver Belt Buckle, unknown artist (#64)

$395.00


Royston Turquoise Pendant by Tsosie Orville White

Royston Turquoise Pendant by Tsosie Orville White (#01)

$399.00


Cerillos Turquoise Ring by Will Denetdale

Cerillos Turquoise Ring by Will Denetdale (#291)

$425.00


Royston Turquoise Pendant, unknown artist

Royston Turquoise Pendant, unknown artist (#75)

$430.00


Sterling Silver Lizard Pin by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Sterling Silver Lizard Pin by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#15)

$440.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Handstamped Bolo Tie (#43)

$445.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Pendant - Albert Jake (#61)

$450.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Natural Kingman Turquoise Pendant - Albert Jake (#63)

$450.00


Navajo Inlay Bracelet by Jimmy Poyer

Navajo Inlay Bracelet by Jimmy Poyer (#02)

$450.00


Multistone Inlay Bracelet by Jimmie Poyer

Multistone Inlay Bracelet by Jimmie Poyer (#96)

$450.00


9-Nugget Ring by Benson Shorty

9-Nugget Ring by Benson Shorty (#002)

$450.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Plain Bead Bracelet - Allison Lee (#179)

$468.00


Sterling Silver Belt Buckle with Burnham Turquoise by Geraldine Yazzie

Sterling Silver Belt Buckle with Burnham Turquoise by Geraldine Yazzie (#22)

$480.00


Vintage Sand-Cast Bracelet (ca 1960s), unknown artist

Vintage Sand-Cast Bracelet (ca 1960s), unknown artist (#76)

$480.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Brooch - Eugene Livingston (#140)

$490.00


Large Ring with Morenci Turquoise, unknown artist

Large Ring with Morenci Turquoise, unknown artist (#78)

$490.00


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Navajo Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Brooch - Eugene Livingston (#138)

$495.00


Concho Belt with Buckle, Conchos, and Butterflies, unknown artist

Concho Belt with Buckle, Conchos, and Butterflies, unknown artist (#04)

$500.00


Blue Gem Turquoise Ring by Verdy Jake

Blue Gem Turquoise Ring by Verdy Jake (#47)

$515.00


Navajo Morenci Turquoise Pendant - Derrick Gordon (#13)

Navajo Morenci Turquoise Pendant - Derrick Gordon (#13)

$520.00


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Navajo Silver Fetish Bear Dangle Brooch - Robert Taylor (#46)

$525.00


Overlay Brooch with Navajo Rug Design by Robert Taylor

Overlay Brooch with Navajo Rug Design by Robert Taylor (#51)

$525.00


Black Jade Bracelet by Darryl Becenti

Black Jade Bracelet by Darryl Becenti (#02)

$540.00


Sterling Silver and Gold Horse Rider Pendant by Robert Taylor

Sterling Silver and Gold Horse Rider Pendant by Robert Taylor (#49)

$563.00


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Navajo Butterfly w/ Brazilian Agete and Fossilized Coral Buckle - Benjamin Piasso (#01)

$599.00


Hand-Hammered Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Begay, Jr

Hand-Hammered Sterling Silver Bracelet by John Begay, Jr (#78)

$600.00


Handmade Silver Bead Necklace, unknown artist

Handmade Silver Bead Necklace, unknown artist (#71)

$600.00


Rug Design Bolo by Dan A. Jackson

Rug Design Bolo by Dan A. Jackson (#01)

$600.00


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Navajo Natural High Grade Searchlight Turquoise Bracelet - Derrick Gordon (#25)

$625.00


Hands-of-Time Sterling Silver Bracelet by Kee Yazzie, Jr

Hands-of-Time Sterling Silver Bracelet by Kee Yazzie, Jr (#63)

$625.00


Mediterranean Coral Cluster Ring by Verdy Jake

Mediterranean Coral Cluster Ring by Verdy Jake (#49)

$650.00


Feather Design Sterling Silver Bracelet by Alison Snowhawk Lee

Feather Design Sterling Silver Bracelet by Alison Snowhawk Lee (#200)

$660.00


Kingman Turquoise Bump-Out Bracelet by Derrick Gordon

Kingman Turquoise Bump-Out Bracelet by Derrick Gordon (#29)

$675.00


Sterling Silver Horned Toad Pin by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Sterling Silver Horned Toad Pin by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#18)

$690.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Tufa Cast Kingman Turquoise Bracelet - Harrison Jim (#01)

$705.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Naja Coral Necklace (#46)

$710.00


Navajo Lifestyle Guardian Bracelet by Robert Taylor

Navajo Lifestyle Guardian Bracelet by Robert Taylor (#53)

$715.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Blue Gem Turquoise Bracelet - Derrick Gordon (#24)

$740.00


3 Stone Godber Turquoise Bracelet - Toby Henderson (#071)

3 Stone Godber Turquoise Bracelet - Toby Henderson (#071)

$750.00


Navajo Sterling Silver Articulated Textile Pattern Design Bracelet - Al Joe (#03)

Navajo Sterling Silver Articulated Textile Pattern Design Bracelet - Al Joe (#03)

$750.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Bracelet - Johnathan Nez (#01)

$750.00


Sterling Silver and Gold Stamped Bracelet by Johnathan Nez

Sterling Silver and Gold Stamped Bracelet by Johnathan Nez (#01)

$750.00


Sterling Silver Rainbow Yei Bracelet by Robert Taylor

Sterling Silver Rainbow Yei Bracelet by Robert Taylor (#52)

$750.00


Multi-Stone Inlay Silver Bear Pendant by Jimmie Harrison

Multi-Stone Inlay Silver Bear Pendant by Jimmie Harrison (#38)

$750.00


Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Nila Cook-Johnson

Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Nila Cook-Johnson (#02)

$750.00


Navajo Weaver Overlay Pendant by Robert Taylor

Navajo Weaver Overlay Pendant by Robert Taylor (#59)

$750.00


Handmade Sterling Silver Bead Necklace, unknown artist

Handmade Sterling Silver Bead Necklace, unknown artist (#68)

$750.00


Man on Horseback Pendant by Robert Taylor

Man on Horseback Pendant by Robert Taylor (#61)

$750.00


5 Nugget Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Verdy Jake

5 Nugget Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Verdy Jake (#50)

$750.00


Brooch with Waterweb Kingman Turquoise by Geneva Ramone

Brooch with Waterweb Kingman Turquoise by Geneva Ramone (#02)

$750.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Bracelet - Bruce Morgan (#04)

$792.00


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Navajo Coral Cluster Ring - Paul Livingston (#02)

$825.00


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Navajo Kingman Turquoise Brooch - Genevive Ramone (#33)

$825.00


Concho Belt by Harrison Yazzie

Concho Belt by Harrison Yazzie (#01)

$825.00


Mediterranean Coral Ring, unknown artist

Mediterranean Coral Ring, unknown artist (#67)

$825.00


Turquoise Mountain Bracelet by Verdy Jake

Turquoise Mountain Bracelet by Verdy Jake (#52)

$825.00


Pilot Mountain Turquoise Bracelet by Andrew Cadman

Pilot Mountain Turquoise Bracelet by Andrew Cadman (#02)

$840.00


Navajo Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Bracelet - Eugene Livingston (#142)

Navajo Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Bracelet - Eugene Livingston (#142)

$850.00


Sterling Silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Eugene Livingston

Sterling Silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Eugene Livingston (#146)

$850.00


Navajo Morenci Turquoise Bracelet - Derrik Gordon (#05)

Navajo Morenci Turquoise Bracelet - Derrik Gordon (#05)

$875.00


Blue Gem Turquoise Bracelet by Guy Haskie

Blue Gem Turquoise Bracelet by Guy Haskie (#22)

$875.00


Bump-Out Bracelet by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Bump-Out Bracelet by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#017)

$875.00


Sterling Silver Square Wire Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.

Sterling Silver Square Wire Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#85)

$875.00


Gold and Silver Buffalo Pendant by Robert Taylor

Gold and Silver Buffalo Pendant by Robert Taylor (#66)

$875.00


Kokopelli Gold and Silver Pendant by Robert Taylor

Kokopelli Gold and Silver Pendant by Robert Taylor (#68)

$875.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver Lightning Arrow Bracelet - Allison Lee (#188)

$880.00


Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set by Allison Snowhawk Lee

Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set by Allison Snowhawk Lee (#202)

$880.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver & Royston Turquoise Bracelet - Derrick Gordon (#23)

$900.00


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Navajo Large Natural High Grade Royston Turquoise Pendant - Eugene Belone (#01)

$900.00


Sterling Silver Repousse Bracelet by Darryl Becenti

Sterling Silver Repousse Bracelet by Darryl Becenti (#01)

$900.00


Kingman Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Kingman Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#11)

$900.00


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Navajo Tufa Cast w/ Mediteranean Coral Bracelet - Harrison Jim (#02)

$930.00


Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant - Derrick Gordon (#07)

Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant - Derrick Gordon (#07)

$935.00


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Navajo Coral Spirit Horse Bolo Tie - Jack Tom (#06)

$940.00


Kokopelli Overlay Bracelet by Robert Taylor

Kokopelli Overlay Bracelet by Robert Taylor (#62)

$940.00


Lizard Bracelet with Turquoise Eyes by Robert Taylor

Lizard Bracelet with Turquoise Eyes by Robert Taylor (#63)

$940.00


Navajo River Bracelet - Ray Scott (#04)

Navajo River Bracelet - Ray Scott (#04)

$950.00


Horned Toad Bolo with Turquoise and Coral by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Horned Toad Bolo with Turquoise and Coral by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#7)

$950.00


No. 8 Turquoise Heavy Wire Cuff Bracelet by Harry Morgan

No. 8 Turquoise Heavy Wire Cuff Bracelet by Harry Morgan (#03)

$950.00


Kingman Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Eugene Livingston

Kingman Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Eugene Livingston (#151)

$950.00


Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Nila Cook-Johnson

Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Nila Cook-Johnson (#06)

$950.00


Lone Mountain Turquoise Ring by Leonard T. Chee

Lone Mountain Turquoise Ring by Leonard T. Chee (#01)

$975.00


Gold and Silver Kokopelli Bear Pendant by Sean Taylor

Gold and Silver Kokopelli Bear Pendant by Sean Taylor (#01)

$975.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver and Kingman Waterweb Turquoise Buckle - Tommy Jackson (#39)

$990.00


Carico Lake Turquoise Choker by Ray Lovato

Carico Lake Turquoise Choker by Ray Lovato (#154)

$990.00


Navajo Sterling Silver Twin Falls Bracelet - Ray Scott (#02)

Navajo Sterling Silver Twin Falls Bracelet - Ray Scott (#02)

$1,100.00


Tufa-Cast with Applique Bracelet by Ernest Rangel

Tufa-Cast with Applique Bracelet by Ernest Rangel (#01)

$1,100.00


8 Nugget Persian Turquoise Bracelet by Guy Haskie

8 Nugget Persian Turquoise Bracelet by Guy Haskie (#23)

$1,100.00


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Navajo Tufa Cast Dragonfly Cross Necklace - Harrison Jim (#06)

$1,140.00


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Hopi Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Eternity Symbol Bracelet - Kee Yazzie (#56)

$1,150.00


Navajo Overlay Bracelet with Burnham Turquoise - Toby Henderson (#076)

Navajo Overlay Bracelet with Burnham Turquoise - Toby Henderson (#076)

$1,200.00


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Navajo Burnham Turquoise Bracelet - Guy Haskie (#20)

$1,200.00


Three Horned Toad Necklace with Hand-Made Chain by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Three Horned Toad Necklace with Hand-Made Chain by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (09)

$1,200.00


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Navajo 3 Stone Blue Diamond Turquoise Bracelet - Toby Henderson (#048)

$1,250.00


Three Stone Paiute Turquoise Bracelet by Toby Henderson

Three Stone Paiute Turquoise Bracelet - Toby Henderson (#063)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Waterweb Kingman Turquoise Bracelet - Ray Bennett (#01)

$1,250.00


Square Wire Bracelet with Kingman Turquoise by John Begay, Jr.

Square Wire Bracelet with Kingman Turquoise by John Begay, Jr. (#82)

$1,250.00


Square Wire and Coral Bracelet by John Begay, Jr.

Square Wire and Coral Bracelet by John Begay, Jr. (#86)

$1,250.00


Mediterranean Coral and Silver Pendant by Vernon Haskie

Mediterranean Coral and Silver Pendant by Vernon Haskie (#06)

$1,375.00


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Navajo Sterling Silver w/ 14k Gold Horses Bracelet - Sean Taylor (#01)

$1,495.00


Castle Dome Turquoise Jacla Earrings by Piki Wadsworth

Castle Dome Turquoise Jacla Earrings by Piki Wadsworth (#01)

$1,500.00


Natural Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Ring by Allison Snowhawk Lee

Natural Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Ring by Allison Snowhawk Lee (#208)

$1,500.00


Pilot Mountain Turquoise Bracelet by Calvin Martinez

Pilot Mountain Turquoise Bracelet by Calvin Martinez (#14)

$1,500.00


Large Sterling Silver Horned Toad and Chain by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Large Sterling Silver Horned Toad and Chain by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#14)

$1,550.00


Gold, Silver, and Turquoise Bear Bracelet with Protection Hands by Robert Taylor

Gold, Silver, and Turquoise Bear Bracelet with Protection Hands by Robert Taylor (#60)

$1,750.00


Blue Gem Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Verdy Jake

Blue Gem Turquoise Cluster Bracelet by Verdy Jake (#51)

$1,750.00


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Navajo Natural Gem Grade Spiderweb Kingman Turquoise Pendant - Will Denetdale (#239)

$1,760.00


Tufa Cast Cuff Bracelet with Blue Gem Turquoise by Darryl Begay

Tufa Cast Cuff Bracelet with Blue Gem Turquoise by Darryl Begay (#03)

$1,800.00


Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Verdy Jake

Mediterranean Coral Bracelet by Verdy Jake (#44)

$1,875.00


Rainbow Yei Bolo by Robert Taylor

Rainbow Yei Bolo by Robert Taylor (#67)

$1,900.00


Nine Concho Belt with Blue Gem Turquoise by unknown artist

Nine Concho Belt with Blue Gem Turquoise by unknown artist (#03)

$1,950.00


Bear and Navajo Lifestyle Gold and Silver Bolo by Robert Taylor

Bear and Navajo Lifestyle Gold and Silver Bolo by Robert Taylor (#65)

$1,950.00


Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Storyteller Bracelet by Robert Taylor

Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Storyteller Bracelet by Robert Taylor (#54)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Persian Turquoise and Sugilite Bolo Tie - Albert Jake (#023)

$2,100.00


Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Pendant - Allison Lee (#162)

Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Pendant - Allison Lee (#162)

$2,250.00


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Navajo Natural Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Necklace - Albert Jake (#59)

$2,250.00


Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace and Earring Set by Thomas Francisco

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace and Earring Set by Thomas Francisco (#02)

$2,250.00


Blue Gem and Sterling Silver Bracelet by Randy Smith

Blue Gem and Sterling Silver Bracelet by Randy Smith (#01)

$2,250.00


Classic Royston Turquoise Cuff Bracelet by Will Denetdale

Classic Royston Turquoise Cuff Bracelet by Will Denetdale (#290)

$2,500.00


Bisbee Turquoise Belt Buckle by Allison Snowhawk Lee

Bisbee Turquoise Belt Buckle by Allison Snowhawk Lee (#206)

$2,500.00


Natural Smokey Bisbee Turquoise Pendant by Allison Snowhawk Lee

Natural Smokey Bisbee Turquoise Pendant by Allison Snowhawk Lee (#207)

$2,500.00


Blue Gem Turquoise Pendant and Sterling Silver Chain by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Blue Gem Turquoise Pendant and Sterling Silver Chain by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#013)

$2,500.00


Kingman Turquoise Bracelet by Ben Yazzie, Jr.

Kingman Turquoise Bracelet by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (#19)

$2,500.00


Squash Blossom Necklace with Blue Gem Turquoise (ca. 1940s), unknown artist

Squash Blossom Necklace with Blue Gem Turquoise (ca. 1940s), unknown artist (#79)

$2,625.00


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Navajo High Grade Kingman Turquoise Sterling Silver Concho Necklace - Allison Lee (#198)

$2,650.00


Navajo Overlay Belt and Sand Cast Conchos by Allison Snowhawk Lee

Navajo Overlay Belt & Sand Cast Conchos - Allison Snowhawk Lee #054

$2,750.00


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Navajo 14k Gold, Turquoise, and Coral Protection Brecelet - Robert Taylor (#42)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Natural Blue Gem 38cts Turquoise Pendant - Allison Lee (#194)

$2,775.00


Persian Turquoise and Sterling Silver Bracelet by Albert Jake

Persian Turquoise and Sterling Silver Bracelet by Albert Jake (#70)

$2,800.00


Mediterranean Coral Squash Blossom Necklace, unknown artist

Mediterranean Coral Squash Blossom Necklace, unknown artist (#80)

$2,900.00


Gold and Silver Eagle Dancer Bolo by Robert Taylor

Gold and Silver Eagle Dancer Bolo by Robert Taylor (#64)

$2,950.00


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Hand-Ground Kingston Tab Necklace, unknown artist (#74)

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 Navajo metalsmiths were not only responsible for the inception of Navajo jewelry, but the introduction of silversmithing to Hopi and Zuni artisans.  One of the most prominent early Navajo jewelry silversmiths, Atsidi Sani, learned metalsmithing techniques from a Mexican man living near Mount Taylor, New Mexico.  He is often credited with the emergence of Navajo silver jewelry, first by teaching his four sons and they in turn, teaching others in the newly formed Navajo Nation.

Early Navajo jewelry consisted of simple earrings, ketohs, belt fasteners and bracelets.  Traders provided tools and supplies such as silver coins and slugs.  More important, traders gave Indian silversmiths a place to trade and sell their work.  In the 1920’s sheet silver replaced silver slugs, allowing artists to work more quickly since they no longer needed to melt and pound the slugs flat.  A Navajo jewelry style evolved, typified by heavy silverwork hammered, bent and molded, either alone or sometimes around stones.

One early technique still used by Navajo silversmiths is making silver castings in sand or stone molds.  The artist carves a design into damp sand or tufa, a porous volcanic stone, and then secures a second flat stone on top to complete the mold.  Using a crucible, the artist then pours melted silver into the mold through a carved channel.  Air vents allow steam to escape, preventing air bubbles from forming in the cooling silver.

After the silver has cooled and hardened, the artist removes the piece from the mold.  Any silver not part of the overall design is cut off and the edges are filed smooth.  All surfaces of the jewelry are ground and polished.  Sometimes, artists add stones as a final accent.

Early Navajo jewelry emerged from blacksmithing techniques that required the heating and softening of metal interspersed with hammering to work the metal into desired shapes.  Great skill is required to balance these opposite forces.  Too much heating and hammering causes the piece to become “work-hardened” making it brittle and prone to cracking.  Too little force can lead to a poorly shaped piece with shallow, inconsistent design work.

After shaping the piece, the silversmith uses a graver or die stamps to inscribe designs into the metal.  Many artists create their own carved metal stamps to add design elements such as lines or swirls to their jewelry.  The artist places the designed end on the desired spot of the jewelry piece then strikes, stamping the design into the metal surface.  A good silversmith strikes the stamp evenly each time, producing a consistent design.

----Excerpt from A Guide To Indian Jewelry in the Southwest by Georgiana Kennedy Simpson


Artists who create Navajo Jewelry:

Darryl Becenti
Darryl Becenti
Darryl Begay
Darryl Begay
John Begay, Jr.
John Begay, Jr.
Eugene Balone
Eugene Balone
Ray Bennett
Ray Bennett
Andrew Cadman
Andrew Cadman
Eva Cayatineto and Limberg Billah
Eva Cayatineto and Limberg Billah
Leonard T. Chee
Leonard T. Chee
Nila Cook-Johnson
Nila Cook-Johnson
Jeanette Dale
Jeanette Dale
Will Denetdale
Will Denetdale
thomas Francisco
thomas Francisco
Kai Gallagher
Kai Gallagher
Derrick Gordon
Derrick Gordon
Navajo Silversmith Jimmie Harrison
Jimmie Harrison
Guy Haskie
Guy Haskie
Vernon
Vernon
Toby Henderson
Toby Henderson
Dan A. Jackson
Dan A. Jackson
Tommy Jackson
Tommy Jackson
Albert Jake
Albert Jake
Verdy Jake
Verdy Jake
Harrison Jim
Harrison Jim
Al Joe
Al Joe
Navajo Silversmith Allison Snowhawk Lee
Allison Snowhawk Lee
Eugene Livingston
Eugene Livingston
Paul Livingston
Paul Livingston
Ray Lovato
Ray Lovato
Calvin Martinez
Calvin Martinez
Bruce
Bruce
Harry Morgan
Harry Morgan
Johnathan Nez
Johnathan Nez
Benjamin Piasso
Benjamin Piasso
Jimmy Poyer
Jimmy Poyer
Genevive Ramone
Genevive Ramone
Ernest Rangel
Ernest Rangel
Ray Scott
Ray Scott
Benson Shorty
Benson Shorty
Randy Smith
Randy Smith
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor
Navajo Silversmiths Jack and Mary Tom
Jack & Mary Tom
Piki Wadsworth
Piki Wadsworth
Tsosie Orville White
Tsosie Orville White
Ben Yazzie, Jr.
Ben Yazzie, Jr.
Geraldine Yazzie
Geraldine Yazzie
Harrison Yazzie
Harrison Yazzie
Kee Yazzie, Jr.
Kee Yazzie, Jr.
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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