About Us

Established in 1970, and located in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunwest Silver Co Inc, is your comprehensive industry source, providing for your needs from the mines up.

Relationships fostered for over 35 years with Native American pueblos and artisans allow us to provide you with an unrivaled selection of handmade Native American jewelry. Many of our artists are recognized and loved throughout the Southwest. You will recognize names like Tommy Jackson, Etta James, Ray Winner, Andy Cadman, Larry Martinez Chavez, Vincent Platero, Jennifer Curtis, Sunshine Reeves, Darryl Cadman and others. Sunwest Silver also promotes new and emerging artists – you may discover your next new favorite artist right here!

As the owner and operator of five turquoise mines in the southwestern USA, Sunwest Silver provides distinctive stone for our jewelry artists. We offer a signature Carico Lake Turquoise Collection featuring stunning Carico Lake Turquoise, sterling silver and gold designs in earrings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces, as well as concho belts and squash blossom sets.

The turquoise doesn’t stop there – whether you are an avid collector, producing your own jewelry or new to the turquoise addiction, Sunwest can supply you with the turquoise of your choice in handmade Native American jewelry, cabochons, chips and beads or rough.

Home to one of the largest turquoise collections in the world, the list of available stone include Carico Lake Turquoise, Fox, Royston, Bisbee, Kingman, Sleeping Beauty, Godber, Orville Jack, Number 8, Red Widow, Pixie, Candalaria, Campitos, Nacozari and more.

Sunwest Silver will also provide you with jewelry created with Red Coral, Spiney Oyster, Sugilite, Wild Horse, Gaspeite, and other traditional southwest stone. Our contemporary collections make use of a variety of precious and semi-precious stones from around the world.  Pearls, drusy, topaz, peridot, amythest… and cabochons in every color of the rainbow -Charoite and Seraphinite from Russia, fossils from Madagascar, and other unusual, beautiful minerals from around the world. Many of the varieties of cabochons we use in our jewelry are also available in our Rock Shop. We supply an extensive variety of rough and cut stone, with choices for both the collector or for large scale production.

If you are in New Mexico, stop by our retail location in Albuqerque to view a large variety of Native American paintings, sculptures and artifacts by well recognized Southwest artists like Jon DeCellas, Robert Redbird, Will Redbird, Jim Abeyta, Farrell Cockram, Johnny Yazzie and Bill Dixon.

Sunwest Silver is the largest supplier and manufacturer of charms and findings in the USA. Our silver charms are created by our own artisans and are original designs. If you are doing your own production and manufacturing, Sunwest Silver provides the industry with a state of the art casting facility, ready to create your unique designs, made right here in the U.S.A. Please contact us with inquiries.

Our extensive collections offer something for everyone and every budget.
Come and browse our 5000 sq ft showroom!

When in New Mexico, visit our Albuquerque wholesale showroom

324 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque New Mexico 87102.

 OPEN 

MON - SAT 10 AM - 5 PM

SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER 10 AM - 5 PM

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