To preserve the future (and quality) of Native American cultural jewelry.
Like everything else, Native American art has changed over time. While working in the industry over the last decade we have witnessed change, and recently noticed a huge problem. Native American art is being manufactured for mass-market consumption in foreign countries such as China, India and the Philippines. This has gone from a problem to a serious issue as it continues to devalue Native American art, jewelry, and culture.
We make an enormous effort to:
Precious natural gemstones have been valued throughout history. These stones have spiritual, cultural and economic value. For these reasons, they are subject to imitated with lower quality or synthetic materials. We have noticed a huge increase in the misrepresentation of turquoise and other precious gemstones over the years. Unethical sellers in the industry have been selling fake and imitation stones as natural quality.
We are committed to fighting misrepresentation in the marketplace because we respect the value of natural materials and precious gemstones. For this reason, we have created resources such as guides, artist profiles, and educational blog posts. Feel free to review these before making a purchase.
All items sold on our shop are of the highest quality. Our commitment to transparency about the quality of the material used is how we build trust in the community. Artists and dealers can list their work on this site themselves and you will be buying art from them.
We promise to:
- Sell jewelry directly from authentic Native American artists and reputable Native American art dealers.
- Use decades of industry expertise to identify and avoid the work of artists or dealers using low-quality materials or stolen designs.
- Provide information about the artists and dealers we work with.
Buy authentic Native Jewelry and Art to support the community.
We are continually interviewing, filming, and documenting artists, dealers, and industry-related stories. If you’re passionate about Native American arts and culture, follow our blog and join in on the discussion on our facebook and instagram. This website is dedicated to becoming the best public connection to the world of Native American art.