The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
Allison Melton, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Continuing the ancient jewelry tradition of her Kewa ancestors, Mary Francis Coriz's all handmade mosaic pendant is a glorious one. She learned the art from her mother, master jeweler Mary C. Lovato.
Select pieces of specially cut red coral, turquoise, serpentine, shell and mother-of-pearl are arranged in an eye-pleasing mosaic, all skillfully set a top a bed of shell. Sterling silver is seen within the mosaic design, as well as the entire border of this high-quality pendant. Including the sterling silver bale fixture, this awesome piece is about 3" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist. The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Incomparable and very collectible is this Dragonfly mosaic pendant, all amazingly handmade by award-winning artist and Kewa Pueblo elder Mary C. Lovato. Overlaid on a bed of shell, are many glorious pieces of jet, with vibrant lapis, serpentine and green turquoise. A watery dragonfly is of red coral, spiny oyster shell and turquoise, set with a border of sterling silver. About 2 1/4" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist along with her Corn motif.
The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here. The brown leather cord is not included.
Shelby Westika's father is artist Todd Westika, and her grandparents are jewelers and carvers Nancy and Sheldon Westika. They descend from the greater Quandelacy family of amazing Zuni artists.
We're pleased to offer Shelby's noteworthy bolo tie that showcases a bivalve sea shell with incredible texture achieved from adding ground pumice or tufa mixed with acrylic paint, which is then painted onto the shell's surface.
Eye-catching and wonderfully unusual, Shelby's unisex bolo tie with braided black leather cord is about 39" long, while the sterling silver tips are 2" long. The shell station is about 3" by 2 3/8".
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
This gorgeous and colorful necklace, from Rick Quam, features 8 lovely stabilized Kingman turquoise Bears with jet inlaid eyes. Interspersed between the bears are beads of spiny oyster shell, coral, turquoise, plus brown and white shell. The colors are soft and muted perfectly complementing the turquoise bears, which each measure about 1" square. The overall necklace length is about 25" long, with a sterling silver hook closure with sterling silver adjustable chain.
Mary C. Lovato's jewelry creations are highly collectible! She has been making jewelry since the 1950's. These mosaic earrings are classic examples of her signature works. A mosaic of black jet and white clam shell are overlaid onto a melon shell backing. Sterling silver bands create graphic hour-glass borders between black and white, while two jet beads punctuate the white center. Mary has cleverly included one tile of high quality blue lapis on each earring like a secret treasure for you to find. Mary says of her jewelry, "Whoever it may go to, may they have strength, may they have a happy life". Signed by the artist, hanging 2 1/4" including handmade sterling silver hooks, and weighing 8 grams, these striking beauties are easy to wear.