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.
Todd Westika is a member of the greater Quandelacy and Johnny Quam (d) family of carvers. His parents are Sheldon and Nancy Westika, fabulous jewelers and carvers themselves. Todd's grandmother was noted jeweler Anne Gasper Quam (d) who learned jewelry making from her father Johnny Quam (d). Anne's sister was Ellen Quandelacy (d).
Todd's carved turquoise Zuni maiden pendant is a lovely work of wearable art. Sterling silver eyes and a lovely copper necklace are inlaid. Including silver bale fixture with red coral beads, this wonderful pendant is about 2" long, 3/4" wide and 1/4" deep. The silver snake chain is not included but is available and sold separately here.
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
A wonderful eye catching ring from Zuni Pueblo artist Adrin Cheama. The all hand-fabricated, sterling silver ring, is inlaid with a diagonal line of alternating jet and mother-of-pearl shell sections and is flanked by icy blue turquoise. The large scale ring is sized at 12 3/4. The inlaid center piece measures about 1 1/2" from top to bottom by 3/4" wide. The center station sits on a comfortably rounded spilt shank and is signed by the artist.
Adrin Cheama's parents are carvers Fabian and Vivella Cheama who descend from the greater Natewa, Dallas Quam (d) and Panteah family of Zuni artists. Adrin's father Fabian was a leader behind a realistic and contemporary style of fetish carving in the early 1980's.
Herbert Ration, Dine (Navajo)
Four Zuni maidens carved from travertine inlaid with turquoise eyes and mouths grace this approximate 21" long necklace by Ryan Awelagte. He is already an extraordinary carver for one so young. His skills were handed down to him by his father Burt Awelagte. He is from the greater Othole family of accomplished fetish artists. Burt's uncle is renowned carver Gibbs Othole. Ryan's little brother is Kyle, a budding artist.
Scrumptious green turquoise, fresh water pearl and natural branch red coral beads are strung on this gorgeous work of wearable art that celebrates feminine energy and strength. The maiden's average in size from about 1" long by 3/4" wide. A sterling silver toggle clasp closure is lovely.
The Zuni Rainbird known as "The Bringer Of Life" represents wishes and prayers for rain and snow here in the arid southwest, a welcome blessing. Veronica Poblano's all hand-fabricated sterling silver, red coral, jet, turquoise and 18K gold Zuni rainbird pin is created in the stone-to-stone jewelry technique, where materials are worked and then skillfully fit together, side by side. An extraordinary pin.
Veronica's artistic Zuni lineage is colorful. Her father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d) was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues with Veronica, her son Dylan Poblano and daughter Jovanna Poblano. About 3" long and 1 1/4" wide, signed by the artist.
Jolene Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Award-winning artist Jolene Eustace's jewelry creations are all her own, unique in design and of the utmost quality in lovely craftsmanship. Her father Benjamin Eustace (d) and her mother Felicita Eustace (d) taught their children excellent lapidary and silversmithing skills. Jolene's son is distinguished jeweler Eric Othole and her daughter is Kali Eustace.
Jolene's scrumptious carved Royston turquoise ring is a size 8 1/2". The band is about 1/2". It's all beautifully handmade of reticulated sterling silver and 18K gold accents. The Royston turquoise cabochon is about 1" by 1", making for a luxurious statement piece. Signed by the artist.
Anthony Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Trotting Horses and ponies along with a generous Pilot Mountain turquoise cabochon occupy Anthony Lovato's dynamic tufa cast sterling silver cuff bracelet. The tufa cast method involves cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, etching a sprue hole on top, then carefully carving out this equine design, in which Anthony poured in molten sterling silver. The end result is this distinguished bracelet that has an entire inner circumference of approximately 7 1/4" including the opening of about 1 1/4". The gorgeous Pilot Mountain turquoise stone itself is about 1" by 3/4". The widest part of this cuff is about 2". Anthony's signature along with sacred Corn, a hovering Dragonfly, a sun, a hand, a flute player and powerful rams occupy the inside of this exceptional bracelet.
A rainbow of naturally bright colored stones and shells reside in this exciting sterling silver cluster work necklace by Elliot Coonsis. We're happy to welcome him to Keshi's website with his fabulous, all handmade work of wearable art.
Red coral, mother-of-pearl, malachite, jet, lapis, purple and orange spiny oyster shells, turquoise, sugilite and fluorite occupy this approximate 23" long necklace. Each silver bezel has been hand-cut to securely hug each rounded cabochon.
The silver chain is all hand-fabricated. The overall length of this scintillating necklace is about 23" long. The smaller medallion stations measure approximately 3/4" wide, while the larger medallion stations are about 1" long and 7/8" wide. The pendant part hangs at a lovely 2 1/2" long. A lobster claw clasp closure is located on the right side of the necklace's chain in an unusual and stylish presentation.
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Veronica Poblano's artistic family lineage is a colorful one. Her father was Leo Poblano (d), nephew to Teddy Weahkee (d). Leo, who passed away in 1959 while firefighting, was a famous fetish carver and maker of fine inlaid jewelry. His jewelry was noted for early inlay work done at Zuni.
Veronica continues to inspire us with her carvings and jewelry creations. Her all hand-fabricated sterling silver feather earrings with stone to stone inlaid coral, jet and turquoise are elegant and showcase all her natural talents. These gorgeous earrings for pierced ears are about 2 1/2" long and 5/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Jesse Johnson's spectacular Zuni Sunface earrings are loaded with many round "snake eye" shaped turquoise pieces that are each set with tiny, custom-cut bezels to support them. This is the way he was taught by his family, to honor the Zuni petit point jewelry tradition. Set in the meticulous stone-to-stone method are exacting pieces of turquoise, jet and mother-of-pearl. They form the Zuni Sunface symbol, which represents the elements in balance. These post earrings are heart-stirring and expressive of the wonderful man and jeweler Jesse is. About 3 1/4" long and 1 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
Jason Bobelu's fabulous sterling silver cuff bracelet is all hand-fabricated and beautifully inlaid with turquoise and jet. The small to tiny stones fitting perfectly together like puzzle pieces. The cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 1/2" with an opening of about 1 1/2". It's almost 1 1/2" wide, bordered by a lovely twisted silver rope accent. Signed by the artist.
Nine luxurious stations feature either old Morenci turquoise, large and rare specimens of natural red coral or precious Kingman turquoise, in this truly impressive sterling silver necklace by award-winning artist Veronica Poblano. Her creative lineage is noteworthy. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d).
Each custom cut stone and coral harmonizes in captivating shape and exciting alternating color. Some of the turquoise pieces have gorgeous pyrite inclusions. Morenci turquoise is particularly precious because it's no longer mined. Branch coral this large is hard to come by. Just to run your fingers over this highest-quality necklace is an incredible experience, imagine wearing it. The all hand-fabricated chain is amazing too.
Very comfortable to wear, Veronica's masterpiece measures approximately 20 3/4" long to toggle closure loop, plus an additional 3" trailing end that dangles beautifully below the toggle closure. The stones average in size from about 5/8" long by 1/2" wide, to 1" long and 3/4" wide. In a class all by itself, this memorable work of wearable art is signed by the artist.
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.
Where there is a Dragonfly, there is water. Ask Zunis about a dragonfly (Shumak'olo:wa in the Zuni language) and they will tell you that a dragonfly is the messenger who carries prayers to Spirit World. The double-winged form of a dragonfly is sometimes referred to as the “Pueblo Cross.”
Bursting forth with colors like turquoise-blue, navy blue, yellow, lavender, varying shades of green and golden orange-brown, this one-of-a-kind dragonfly surfite necklace and earrings set is by Brian Yatsattie. He is a prolific, collectible and brilliant Zuni artist. Surfite is a jazzy, recycled material by way of retired surf boards. Each insect is masterfully carved, while the individual surfite beads are uniquely barrel-shaped. The center and larger dragonfly is about 2 1/2" long and 2" wide, while the smaller dragonflies measure approximately 2 1/4" long and 1 3/4" wide. They're strung with surfite and turquoise beads on a 27" long necklace. The dragonfly earrings hang at about 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide.
Bringing good dragonfly medicine, Brian's refreshing necklace and earrings set will be a favorite in any jewelry collection, easy to wear everyday.
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.
Employing the labor intensive tufa cast method, Anthony Lovato's all handmade Corn cuff bracelet, with an outstanding New Landers turquoise stone, is extraordinarily lovely.
The exacting process involved cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, etching a sprue hole on top, then carefully carving out this corn design, in which Anthony poured in molten sterling silver. The end result is this amazing bracelet that tapers from about 2" to 3/4". The gorgeous New Landers turquoise stone is about 2" by 1".
Inside this super wearable and comfortable cuff bracelet, is Anthony's signature along with inspiring Horse, Hummingbird, flower, Dragonfly and pueblo-inspired motifs. He is an avid horseman. This mouth-watering cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 7 1/4", including the opening of approximately 1 1/4".