Sourcing & Impact

Preserving the diversity of the Southwest by providing local artisans with economic sustainability, creative space, and digital platforms to share their stories and culture through jewelry.

100% Authentic

Fair Trade*

Made in the USA

No Nickel

Authentic
Turquoise Stones

Ethical Sourcing
& Fair Pricing

Real Silver
and Gold Vermeil

“I love my mini Zia pendant and stackable rings… I love anything that reflects my New Mexico heritage. I also love supporting local/small business! Couldn't ask for more!”
- Simone S.

Southwestern Cultural Symbols

Native New Mexican, Indigenous, Spanish and Chicanx cultures blend in a story-rich desert landscape.  

The Zia
Four is a sacred number to many Indigenous people. The design of the Zia symbol represents the four stages of life, seasons and directions, as well as depicting the sun, which gives us life. The Zia symbol appears on the state flag of New Mexico, but originally comes from the Keres people of Zia Pueblo. We received permission to use this iconic symbol from Peter Pino, former Governor of the Pueblo of Zia, who fought fiercely to raise awareness about the misuse of their sacred symbol.

Navajo weaving pattern
According to Diné (Navajo) creation stories, Spider Mother wove the fabric of life on crosspoles using lightning and earth. The zigzag pattern she created represented waves of water and light, which sustain life.

Squash blossom
It is believed that the Naja symbol at the center of a squash blossom necklace originated with the Moors in the Middle East, traveling to Southern Spain, and eventually landing in the New World on Spanish bridles, where the Diné people adopted it into jewelry. The bell shaped blossoms of the necklace represent the flowers of the squash plant.

Impact: The Non-Profit Co-op

The T.Skies Nonprofit Co-op began as a place for Indigenous artisans to make their jewelry with shared crafting tools and access to distribution through the T.Skies Jewelry shop. The purpose was to make jewelry craft possible again for the artists who had been out-priced by inauthentic foreign imports.

Now, 5% of all of our sales go to our nonprofit co-op. Your purchase helps to steward Southwestern culture and provide fair work for talented locals.  


“The co-op allows us to interact with other artists, gaining tips, advice, and techniques. The co-op is not just a workspace but a friendly space. Working with another, improves another. ”
     
- Devin, President of the Nonprofit Co-op
Diné “Navajo” Silversmith  

            Visit the Co-op Website            

                

Buy Directly from Artists at T.Skies Live

Join our weekly livestream events. Our Guest Artist Shows on Saturdays let you meet and buy directly from New Mexico jewelry artists. Regardless of which show you tune in for, all of our jewelry is handcrafted in the USA by local artists whom we work with and alongside. If you love Native American & handcrafted jewelry, Southwestern culture, supporting local artists & giving back to the community, you’ll love our Live Shows!

​Tuesday 3:30pm MT 
Wednesday 3:30pm MT
Thursday 5:30pm MT
Friday 3:30pm MT
​Saturday 3:30pm MT

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