Model: Maddie Lamb~Photo by Golga Oscar~Taken at IAIA Campus,Santa Fe NM
Santa Fe is known, not only for it's rich cultural history & art,but a look that no where else in the USA,you will find! It's a melting pot of Native American,Mexican,Western & not to exclude it's Spanish Colonial influences! This is the look that we proudly offer..
All the pieces you will find,I hand pick for my store & not only have a look that draws the eye,but the piece has to be made right. Quality & workmanship & NATURAL turquoise, is at the top of our list.
I deal in non-commercial,one of a kind, "artisan "Designer" jewelry" & once it's gone,it's gone! What I don't look for, is common,ordinary,mass produced,touristy,everyday ho-hum type pieces.. Everything we carry,is made by hand.. Quality,natural,untreated turquoise, is my 1st choice & a big priority when I shop...Yes,It costs more,but I want to offer you the best.
What you are going to get from me is a 'true' Santa Fe'an look,from massively large statement pieces to extremely small, from Native American to Mexican to Western styles of jewelry.
We want shopping with us to be your best experience & we go the extra mile to see you are satisfied!
IF YOU COME TO SANTA FE, (OR LIVE HERE) PLEASE STOP BY MY STORE,WHERE MANY SAY, 'THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE WALKING INTO A MUSEUM" & HOPEFULLY WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS!
Who I am:
I was blessed with a eye for anything beautiful,elegant,top quality,with the ability of standing out from the rest.. One might say jewelry was my calling....I live & breathe jewelry & it has always been the focus of my life...
How I started in in the SW jewelry business,was back in 1973, when at that time,I moved to New Mexico from Oregon(By way of Chicago,Berkeley Calif. & Colorado) so I can be in a sunny state because of the clouds & rain of Oregon..That was one of the smartest moves I made,because I would not be where I am today or know as much as I know about the business & what I sell,if it wasn't for that lucky move.
At that time,I ended up becoming a silversmith while living in Albuquerque..This was when many turquoise mines were still open & 'natural' turquoise was still plentiful...(When you come from this era,it’s hard to settle for jewelry with treated materials!)
My specialty was making Zuni inspired pieces & found myself,creating cluster work & setting LOTS of tiny 2 mm stones.. Workmanship" was drilled in me to no end,which has lead me to "What" & "How" I buy, to this day.
I have a highly trained 'eye' & am a reputable experienced seller when it comes to jewelry & have been at it long enough to tell you everything you need to know about a piece,down to how it’s made..
My knowledge extends into all facets with jewelry & am not only experienced in SW sterling jewelry,but in gold & every kind of gem,as well..
I hope you love what I bring to the table,Its a look that has Santa Fe written all over it..It's cultural,it's Folk Art,it's colorful,bold & it's what I love & what I am about!