Handcrafted jewelry for the modern soul with ancient roots.
Hey, welcome to T.Skies!
These days, it’s too easy to feel
disconnected from the natural flow of
life. When everything is mass produced
and button-ready, we end up feeling
like a part of a big machine.
What does it look like to be grounded
again, and reconnect to our roots?
Out in the spacious desert, the culture of slow craft and the symbols of nature keep us interconnected
Matthew James, the T.Skies founder
You’re invited to join our desert family, wherever you are.
When it comes to the jewelry you wear, you have a choice.
The pieces you collect can care for your community and represent your soul.
We take a humanist approach - what is the true cost of this jewelry? Someone who puts their heart and heritage into this jewelry? Or sweat-shop labor and pieces that tarnish easily?
Your jewelry can ground and connect you instead… through storied symbols and handcrafted quality.
From me and my team to you, A’ho
Founder of T.Skies
T.Skies jewelry began as a blog to educate consumers about turquoise stones. Over time the blog incorporated jewelry for purchase. After many years working with local jewelry artists, we opened a physical space where these craftsmen and women could continue learning and practicing their cultural art forms. At first, we sold one-of-a-kind hand made pieces and made a safe place for jewelers to create and sell their wearable art. Over time we created our signature collections, giving our jewelers consistent income while they worked on their own pieces. Sale of these signature pieces help to support our 501(c)3 non profit branch that helps local jewelry artists and fight the abuse of misappropriation in our industry.
Spanish, Mexican, and Indigenous cultures are part of our family, making a rich style for our jewelry and a beautiful community around the T.Skies workshop.
You can still find one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces from local jewelry artists on our Live Shows, or explore our Signature Collections, which are inspired by the blended cultures of the Southwest and handcrafted by our local artists.
We’d love to have you visit out shop or join us for one of our T.Skies Family potluck dinners… with local ethnic food, southwestern potluck dishes, and stories about discovering precious stones.
T.Skies Non-Profit Co-Op
The T.Skies Co-Op was founded in 2016 by the jewelers of T.Skies Jewelry store. The jewelers recognized the many problems in the industry. The non-profit Co-Op grew out of the desire to help these jewelry artists have fair opportunities and be properly represented.
The Co-Op leverages the jewelry store to give education and opportunities to local artists. Up and coming students interested in becoming jewelers are rewarded scholarships to pursue their dreams. The store works with local schools to offer paid internship programs. And established jewelry artists have may use the live show platform to sell their jewelry directly. A small cut from these shows go back to the non-profit to fund the programs.
Shop T.Skies Signature Jewelry
Ethical and sustainable jewelry made to last.
Visit the T.Skies Gallery
Located at 8106 Menaul Blvd NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico