Darryl Dean Begay

Darryl Dean Begay Jewelry Navajo Silversmith

Darryl Dean Begay is a Navajo jewelry silversmith and a renowned master of the tufa casting technique. Darryl has been silversmithing for 16 years and has won many awards and accolades. In 2009, Darryl and his wife Rebecca jointly won the coveted “Best in Show” at the 88th annual Santa Fe Indian Market. They currently reside in Gallup, NM.

Darryl has a strong connection to his Navajo roots and culture. He was taught the craft of silversmithing and tufa casting by his uncle, Bobby Begay. He uses traditional Navajo and Christian motifs in his tufa cast designs. Darryl is well known for using very high quality turquoise and sugilite stones, as well as incredible salmon coral. He is also very active in the Native American jewelry community.

Meet Darryl Dean Begay Navajo Silversmith

Meet Darryl Dean Begay a Navajo a well known Navajo silversmith living the the Gallup New Mexico area with his wife and kids. Darryl is known for his work with Tufa casting. In this video he introduces himself and his work. Hi, My Name is Darryl Dean Begay, I’m a Navajo jeweler from Roundrock Arizona. […]

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Apache Blue Turquoise by Darryl Dean Begay

Apache Blue Turquoise is a quality Nevada turquoise mine owned by Silver State Turquoise” Which consists of four of us (Tony, Trenton, Tom, and Danny Otteson). Navajo silversmith Darryl Dean Begay shares with us a few stones from this mine along with a quick example of Morenci Turquoise. These are rough. Apache blue turquoise it’s […]

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Lone Mountain Turquoise by Darryl Dean Begay

The Lone Mountain Turquoise mine produces beautiful stones favored by Native American jewelry artists. Darryl Dean Begay, a silversmith from Gallup New Mexico, shares a little about why he likes Lone Mountain Turquoise. Lone Mountain has different turquoise you know you have your regular lone mountain then you have your fossilize lone mountain then drake […]

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Meet Darryl Dean Begay Navajo Jeweler

Darryl Dean Begay is a Navajo jeweler from Gallup New Mexico. This is an intro video to Darryl as he presents three of his favorite top grade Turquoise stones and a little about his style. Please subscribe and stay tuned to more videos in the future. My name is Darryl Dean Begay. I am a […]

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