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, and Sunwest Silver also promotes talented new artists.
Raymond Beard is Navajo, and started working silver in 1978. He works in several traditional styles, including Zuni needlepoint cluster and inlay, Black Hills styles and the traditional Navajo silver styles he learned from his family.
When we asked Raymond if he has a favorite piece, he said he is most proud of a large concho belt he made with a crow dancer in the middle, and clusters of stone surrounding it.
Today, Raymond works out of Gallup, N.M., and Sunwest Silver is pleased to feature specialty items by Raymond.
Authentic Native American Handmade Jewelry
Marita Benally was born and raised in Steamboat, AZ, and she is from the Navajo tribe.
Marita started silversmithing in the late 90’s, and she credits her husband, Daniel Benally for teaching her to design and work silver.
She loves to create detailed, articulate designs. Today, Marita works out of Gallup, New Mexico.