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The Artists of Castle Gap Jewelry

The owners of Castle Gap Jewelry handpick each artist featured in our store. From contemporary jewelry designers such as Zina and acleoni to traditional Native American artists such as the Cadman brothers and Darryl Becenti, we carry only authentic sterling silver jewelry.

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Aaron Toadlena sterling silver jewelry collection
Alex Sanchez
Navajo - specializes in a unique petroglyph style using heavy gauge sterling silver and 14K gold with high quality stones
Aaron Toadlena sterling silver jewelry collection
Aaron Toadlena
Navajo - known for his large cluster style jewelry with intricate stampwork
Acleoni Designs sterling silver jewelry collection
Acleoni
From California, her jewelry features a dazzling array of gemstones in handcrafted sterling silver settings
 
Albert Jake sterling silver jewelry collection
Albert Jake
Navajo - Specializing in traditional set stones and cluster jewelry with intricate stampwork
Andy Cadman sterling silver jewelry collection
Andy Cadman
Navajo - Specializing in beautifully stamped silver jewelry using a variety of stones and materials
Calvin Martinez
Navajo -master silver and gold smith who creates traditional, hand rolled and hammered ingot jewelry
 
Christopher Nieto
Santo Domingo - specializes in inlay work with a majority on spiny oyster shell or deer antler and hand cut/shaped beads
Daniel Coriz sterling silver jewelry collection
Daniel Coriz
Santo Domingo - specializes in hand cut heishi, stone beads, and stone inlay jewelry
Darrell Cadman sterling silver jewelry collection
Darrell Cadman
Navajo - beautifully hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry using a variety of high quality stones and materials
 
Darryl Becenti sterling silver jewelry collection
Darryl Becenti
Navajo - His jewelry is highly prized for it's deep hand-stamped Navajo designs, repoussé silver work, and heavy gauge of silver>
Delbert and Torevia Crespin jewelry collection
Delbert & Torevia Crespin
Santo Domingo - Delbert Crespin and his wife Torevia are famous for their multi-color stone and shell inlay jewelry and hand shaped beads
Delbert Gordon
Navajo - simple and clean traditional Navajo designs using high quality stones
 
Delbert Vandever sterling silver jewelry collection
Delbert Vandever
Navajo - known for his fine silver work and traditional designs
Derrick Gordon sterling silver jewelry collection
Derrick Gordon
Navajo - relatively young talentes silversmith that incorporates a wide variety of modern and traditional styles in his unique jewelry
Elgin Tom sterling silver jewelry collection
Elgin Tom
Navajo - hand-makes his own unique intricate stamps to create his jewelry designs and original maze jewelry collection signifying family and clan
 
Ervin Tsosie
Navajo - known for his intricate, mosaic and channel inlay jewelry based on the ceremonial and spiritual figures of the Navajo culture
Everett & Mary Teller
Navajo - husband and wife team specializing in overlay jewelry with Navajo basket, rug, and storm pattern designs embellished with high quality stones
Federico sterling silver jewelry collection
Federico
Mixtec/Oaxaca, Mexico - his jewelry designs blend his Oaxacan heritage with his love of Native American jewelry
 
Gary Reeves
Navajo - intricately stamped traditional Navajo jewelry designs
Geneva Apachito sterling silver jewelry collection
Geneva Apachito
Navajo - specializes in traditional and modern Navajo cluster jewelry designs using high quality stones, shells, and semi-precious gemstones
Guy Hoskie
Navajo - well known for the quality of his work with fine natural turquoise stones and deep hand-stamped traditional designs
 
Happy Piasso
Navajo - husband and wife team creating traditional Navajo designs in sterling silver
Harvey Mace
Navajo - known for his intricate feather designs, he stamps each piece one line at a time and files the edges by hand for a realistic design
James Bahe
Navajo - specializes in contemporary Indian jewelry which is displayed in galleries worldwide
 
Jonathan Nez
Navajo - specializes in sterling silver and/or 14k gold jewelry (especially bracelets) with deep set intricate stampwork
L. T. Chee
Navajo - creates a wide variety of jewelry designs from simple and clean to very ornate traditional designs with intricate stamping and silverwork
LaRose & Archie Ganadonegro
Navajo - husband and wife specializing in cluster designs using a multitude of different stones such as turquoise, shell, coral, and more
 
Lee Charley
Navajo -
Lena Platero sterling silver jewelry collection
Lena Platero
Navajo - specializing in extremely detailed sterling silver feather jewelry
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Navajo -
 
  • Lester Abeyta - Santo Domingo - Lester Abeyta lives in the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico with his wife, Jesse, and family. Taught by his parents, Richard and Delia Abeyta, Lester is known for his traditional stone and shell jewelry. Each bead is cut, shaped, drilled and polished entirely by hand.
    Jewelry making is an Abeyta family tradition passed down from the parents, Richard and Delia, to all three of their children, Harvey, Sharon and Lester. Richard began making jewelry at age 7 with his grandfather Mariano Abeyta and later attended the Institute of American Indian Arts where he studied under the renowned artist Charles Loloma (Hopi).

  • Linda Yazzie - Navajo - Linda Yazzie has been an active silversmith since 1985. She is known for traditional Navajo designs featuring beautiful high-quality stones.

  • Lorraine Waatsa - Zuni - Lorraine Waatsa, like her mother Alice Quam, specializes in petitpoint cluster jewelry and is known for the high quality of her stones and craftsmanship. She learned silversmithing from her parents, Alice and Duane Quam, and grandparents, Doris and Wayne Ondelacy. She has been an active silversmith and jewelry maker since 1971. Lorraine's husband, Luwayne, works in conjunction with her by taking over some of the silversmithing.

  • Marie Yazzie - Navajo - From the Folding Arms Clan, Marie Yazzie comes from a large family of silversmiths. She is the daughter of Chee and Elise Mustache Yazzie and is the sister of well known silversmith Raymond C. Yazzie. Marie's work can be found in galleries throughout the Midwest.

  • Mike & Evelyn Platero - Navajo & Zuni - Mike and Evelyn Platero are a husband and wife team of silversmiths. Mike, Navajo, has been an active silversmith since 1965. Evelyn is Zuni. They are partial to making rings, earrings, and pendants.

  • Monty Claw - Navajo - Monty Claw is a Navajo artist who specializes in tufa cast fine sterling silver jewelry. He lives in Gallup, NM with his family and daughters. Monty is an artist of many talents including bead work and painting.

  • Murphy Platero - Navajo - Murphy Platero was born in Crown Point, New Mexico. He learned the art of silversmithing from his mother, Lena Platero, who is renowned for her feather jewelry. For over fifteen years, Murphy has been creating one-of-a-kind pieces showcasing his own unique stamp-work and hand picked turquoise stones. He currently lives and works in Gallup, New Mexico.

  • Natasha Peshlakai - Navajo - Natasha Peshlakai, born in the 1980's, collaborates with her father, Norbert Peshlakai, a well known silversmith. She began working with jewelry at the age of 12. Her father has been her mentor, teaching her the basics of silversmithing and continuing to collaborate with her on projects. Natasha, a full time silversmith, creates pieces which exhibit the high standards and exacting craftsmanship for which her family is known.

  • Priscilla Apache sterling silver jewelry collection
    Priscilla Apache - Navajo - Priscilla Apache, the niece of renown Navajo artist Tom Charlie, carries on her uncle's work with his classic sterling silver coil design.

  • Ramona Bird - Santo Domingo - Ramona Bird was born and still resides on the Santo Domingo Pueblo. As a little girl she learned lapidary from her mother Josephine Coriz. She still works side by side with her mother although they do not collaborate on their pieces.

  • Roger Skeet, Jr. - Navajo - Roger Skeet Jr. was born on December 7, 1933. He is the son of renown silversmith and his namesake Roger Skeet (Sr.). Residing in Vanderwagon, New Mexico, Roger has been an active silversmith sent the 1940's creating his signature stampwork pieces.

  • Ronnie Willie sterling silver jewelry collection
    Ronnie Willie - Navajo - Ronnie Willie is known for his signature sterling silver bead and four corners cross design.

  • Rudy Willie - Navajo - Happy Piasso and Rudy Willie are a Navajo husband and wife team. Rudy Willie sometimes signs his own name to his pieces, but both artists have been known use the "H. Piasso" stamp on their jewelry.
    Rudy Willie was born in 1965 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Canoncito. He learned silversmithing from his brother, Lonnie Willie, around 1982.

  • Steve Yellowhorse - Navajo - Steve Yellowhorse, born October 11, 1954 in Corpus Christi, Texas, now resides in Gallup, New Mexico with his wife Antoinette. He learned the art of silversmithing from Kevin Barnhill and Tom Taylor. Steve began his career in 1975 and has since made a name for himself with his contemporary and traditional designs incorporating heavy stampwork.

  • Steven Begay - Navajo - Steven Begay began learning his craft in 1974 at the Fort Wingate School. There he learned the basics of silversmithing such as soldering and stamping. From there he moved to work in Holbrook as a silversmith and met his wife, Kari, who worked at a local dry cleaners. In 1987, after living and working in Phoenix, Steven and Kari returned to the Winslow area to purchase the home in which the still reside.
    Steven Begay consistently creates award winning sterling silver jewelry. He specializes in exquisitely executed traditional Navajo designs in the overlay style and has won several first and second place awards since he began exhibiting in 1998.

  • Sunshine Reeves - Navajo - Daniel "Sunshine" Reeves has been creating beautiful heavy sterling silver jewelry since 1991. Sunshine was born in 1966, but did not take up his family trade until age 24. Taught his trade by his older brothers Gary and David Reeves, he is known for his intricate hand wrought stamped designs and has won many awards for his work.

  • Supersmith Inc. - David Rosales Designs sterling silver jewelry collection
    Supersmith Inc. - David Rosales Designs - A group of Navajo silver and goldsmiths specializing in handcrafted stone inlay jewelry.

  • Tom Charlie - Navajo - Born and raised in Canoncito, New Mexico, Thomas Charlie learned the art of silversmithing from his parents as a young child. His wife and three children have joined the business and now help to carry on the Charlie family name through jewelry.

  • Tommy Singer - Navajo - Born in 1940 in Winslow, Arizona. He learned the art of silversmithing from his father and is well known for his chip inlay style of jewelry. Tommy also specializes in traditional heavy stamp work and overlay jewelry.

  • Tsosie Orville White - Navajo - Orville White, known for his precise stamp work, is from Arizona. He began making jewelry in the late 1980's after being inspired by his wife's family. Before becoming a renowned silversmith, Orville was a carpenter and an auto mechanic.

  • Verdy Jake - Navajo - Verdy Jake was raised in a large family with twelve brothers and sisters. She learned the art of silversmithing from her oldest brother. He took an interest in jewelry making and then taught his siblings.
    Verdy lives in Smith Lake on the Navajo reservation with her four children.

  • Vernon & Clarissa Hale - Navajo - Husband and wife, Vernon and Clarissa Hale, are originally from Window Rock, AZ. They consider their parents, notable jewelry artists David and Alice Lister (Clarissa’s parents), and Vernon Hale Sr. and Sadie Hale (Vernon’s parents) as their main influences and teachers. Clarissa began silversmithing at the early age of 13 while Vernon began creating jewelry at age 27.

  • Wesley Whitman - Navajo - Born in 1987, Wesley Whitman resides in Gallup, New Mexico. He is the son of Wylie and Elizabeth Whitman and related to Terry J. Whitman. Wesley has won many awards and his work is shown in several galleries in New Mexico.

  • Zina designer sterling silver jewelry collection
    Zina - Zina is a fashion-forward and accessible modern sterling silver jewelry line from Beverly Hills, California.