Zuni Jewelry

Native American Zuni Jewelry

Jewelry made by the Zuni Native American tribe covers a wide variety of styles and designs. The artisans mostly all reside in Zuni, New Mexico, and the main industry for that area is their Native American Zuni jewelry.

The Zuni's spent years developing their own styles and distinctive designs. They are well known for making their own inlaid designs, squash blossoms and fetish creations.   Their craftsmanship has been handed down from generation to generation. Zuni artists make some of the most beautiful inlaid jewelry, into which they use multicolored stones with silver running through it. Usually turquoise is the main choice for the bolder stone and semi-precious stones are added with some silver in the formation. Cluster work is another type of jewelry that the Zuni tribe is associated with. This style is characterized by using a series of shaped stones that are set into bezel settings. This cluster work later evolved into the more intricate petit point and needlepoint styles.

The jewelry item that is most often associated with the Zuni tribe is the fetish. This is a small animal carving that is usually worn for ceremonial or religious purposes. When a person wears a fetish it is said that he or she possesses the characteristics of the animal. An eagle might encourage hunting skills or a wolf might provide strength and unity, while a bear might exude strength.  

Among the Zuni artists that reside in Zuni are Andrew Quam, one of the best fetish makers in the world, Charlie and Mary Poncho, who make the most sought after bolo ties, Augustine Panteah, who forms beautiful inlaid mosaic bracelets, Sidney Hoole, who has been in the business for 50 plus years and created the most spectacular needlepoint. Artists like George Chuckee, who has standing orders for his intricate work. His trademark is birds that are sculpted with their heads that are turned ever so slightly. The above names are just a few Native American Zuni jewelry makers and silversmiths that we have touched upon. Their skill and craftsmanship is unsurpassed and they all have an abundance of talent.

Native Americans have been handcrafting jewelry since they first drew inspiration from their natural surroundings and transformed shell and stone into wearable jewelry. Some of the oldest discovered pieces date from over 10,000 years ago. The skilled artisans at Alltribes continue the age-old tradition and create captivating works of art that will surpass your expectations!

Alltribes is one of the rare jewelry stores that has a workshop employing Native American artists creating extraordinary pieces of jewelry on site. While most of our silversmiths are Navajo, we employ artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some work from home, on the reservation, and some work here in our shop. Alltribes Native American Art and Jewelry blends ancient history, natural beauty, and unparalleled expertise flawlessly. We are conveniently located near Scottsdale, Mesa and Phoenix, AZ in the historic town of Gilbert. Unfortunately, due to Covid and other factors, we are unable to take walk in customers at this time. We are more than happy to offer curbside pickup if you are in the area, give us a call.

Our Jewelry

The design and quality of our Silver and Turquoise jewelry are unmatched and stand far above the rest. Turquoise conveys a special meaning as it has for centuries and in populations across the globe. Turquoise signifies healing, spirit and good fortune. With masterful techniques, our artisans incorporate this semi-precious stone into beautiful and intricate designs, drawing customers from around the world.

You can own a piece of Native American artistry without spending a fortune. Alltribes provides deep discounts because we don't purchase our jewelry elsewhere. Our in-house artists and silversmiths create custom pieces without the extra expenses of middlemen, shipping and tariffs.

Our Local History

Gilbert, AZ provides the ideal location for crafting our Native American jewelry. The Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes have inhabited nearby lands for many thousands of years. Their eternal respect for natural beauty and their innate talent shines through in every handcrafted piece of jewelry.

Our dazzling, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from a nearby mine in Globe, AZ. This unique and exceedingly rare turquoise is renowned for its hardness, durability, and gorgeous color. Our artisans preserve the natural beauty of this precious stone, so you can admire its elegance for years to come. A hand buffed polish protects the stones and heightens its natural beauty.

Our Tradition

In addition to Native American jewelry, Alltribes upholds the ancient traditions of Native Americans by offering more than remarkable jewelry. We offer a wide variety of Native American Cultural Art including authentic Hopi Kachina dolls, pueblo pottery, Navajo Wool Rugs, hand-dyed leather belts, dreamcatchers, tomahawks and other Southwestern and Native American artifacts, to beautify your home and your life. It is our pleasure, to help spread knowledge about the Native American culture to the general public.

As part of our continuing effort to inform and inspire, we offer a vast array of in-depth knowledge for those who want to learn more about Native Americans and the Southwest. Our online knowledge center is free for all and includes some of the most interesting and complete information available online.

Alltribes has been serving our valued customers for over 50 years, so you can rest assured that when you have a question or concern, we'll be right here, ready to help. When you purchase something online today, you never know if the company will still be there, next week or next month.

Alltribes' reputation and longstanding experience ensure you get more than just jewelry – you get a wealth of seasoned knowledge and exceptional service…..that you can count on! We consider our customers to be part of our extended family and we're proud to say that our family now spans continents. We'd love to have you join us!

In addition to our local Native American products, we offer distinguished wares, sourced from Native American tribes across the U.S. Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and other Native American artists provide one-of-a-kind items that we proudly offer to you, at direct to you prices!

Alltribes is much more than just a manufacturer, store and knowledge center. We keep a jewelry workshop on site. If you want a custom design, our silversmiths will work with you to turn your dream into reality. Have an idea for something new? Talk with our artisans and discuss how to bring it to fruition. And should your beloved jewelry ever need to be repaired, we help with that, too.

Whether you're a Native American enthusiast, a collector, a designer or simply someone who loves beauty, Alltribes showcases a diverse collection of superior artifacts, sure to satisfy even the most selective customer.