Special Engagement Show at Wright's INdian Art Gallery in Albuquerque on Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Welcome to the NJS Community

Native Jewelers Society is a growing community of metalsmiths and jewelry designers who desire to share experiences and to encourage artistic, innovative creations. We are committed to maintaining high quality work with integrity and honesty while preserving the indigenous cultures from which we come. It is our collaborative effort to improve educational opportunities for fellow metalsmiths.


Latest News

November 17th 2018- Special Engagement Show Join Wright's Gallery in Albuquerque, for a Special Engagement presented by Wright's Gallery, The Council for Indigenous Arts and Culture (CIAC), and Native Jewelers Society (NJS). This event featured artists, Cheryl Arviso, Wil Paul Arviso, Gene Billie, Jonah Hill, Harold Stevens Jr., Raynard Scott, and Roy Tenorio. In addition to the artists, learn from CIAC, a non-profit organization, who will present an educational display of fakes vs. authenticity in Native American jewelry.


May 6th 2017- Special Guest Workshop

Native Jewelers Society artists will hold a variety of workshops at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ. from 9-5PM. This workshop will feature a Photography workshop by artist Arland Ben. Darryl Dean Begay, will present about Tufa Casting, and Ray Scott will provide Bench Tip. Our special guest invites will include lapidary expert JohnHeusler, and Jimmy C. Williams who will demonstrate diamond setting.


January 7th, 2017

The Heard Museum will host a Native Jewelers Society (NJS) Demonstration Workshop and Emerging Jewelers Market on January 7th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five NJS artists, including Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, will demonstrate various techniques and topics such as: overlay technique, stampwork, fakes and frauds, and more. NJS workshops focus on providing a greater appreciation and understanding of all native jeweler's skills, techniques, and the time needed to create high quality, hand-made work.



October 22th, 2016

NJS artists Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, Tim Herrera and Roy Tenorio conributed to a collaborative purse donation to the Heard Museum Moondance fundraisor. This beautiful one-of-a-kind silver handbag is with Inlaid coral and turquoise with magnetic clasp for closing. The Heard Museum Moondance raises funds to support the Heard Museum's exhibitions and educational programming. 



Apil 30-May 1, 2016- NJS Dallas Jewelry Showcase-
Friday, April 29, - Artist Reception - 7-9 PM
Both Days- Hours - 10-5 PM


June 18th and 19th 2016
- NJS Chicago Jewelry Showcase and Workshops at the Fathers Day Art Expo & Market Days- with Native Art Market, Dancers, Food and More...



Both Days- Hours - 10-5 PM
At the Trickster Gallery.

190 South Roselle Rd
Schaumburg IL 60193


December 12-13, 2015- Dallas Holiday Showcase- Hyatt Place Dallas - North by the Galleria

5229 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

10 AM-5 PM - Both days- Free Admission

Come shop for the holidays at this exquisite show of high-end, unique handmade Native American Jewelry designed by award-winning jewelers from the southwest! These talented artists continue Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo techniques in both tradition and contemporary styles. Join us for some fun! We look forward to seeing you and sharing the beauty of native jewelry traditions that are still strong today!

November 20, 21 and 22nd, 2015- NJS Jewelry Showcase and Workshops
at the Trickster Gallery - Schaumburg, IL

Free admission to show, but NJS Workshops require ticket purchase

Native Jewelers Society will be coming to Chicago! Come to Trickster Gallery to kick off your holiday season!


Friday night Artist Reception andNJS Jewelry Fashion Show featuring clothing designer Leanne Hascon with Mark Cleveland Performance- 7-9PM
Saturday Show 11AM-8PM
Sunday Show 10-3PM

Artists to give presentations and workshops on Saturday and Sunday- BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE >

Learn traditional techniques of native silversmiths at this unique workshop featuring NJS artists.

Saturday Workshop 1 at 2-3:15pm

Workshop Topics Include:

- Understanding the Misrepresentation of Native American Jewelry. Fakes and Frauds

- For the Love of Turquoise

(Also Bring Your Turquoise To Be Identitfied)

Saturday Workshop 2 at 5-6:15pm
- Traditional Navajo Stampwork

Sunday Workshop 3 at 12-1:15pm

- Working with Stones and Chain Making

- Overlay & Appliqué


August 21, 2015- NJS Jewelry Fashion Showcase- Santa Fe, NM
Native Jewelers Society enjoyed it's first Jewelry Fashion show that took place Friday, August 21, 2015! This event was In collaboration with Beyond Buckskn's PRESENCE fashion show and was hosted by (IFAM) Indigenous Fine Art Market in Santa Fe, NM. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share the talents and inspirations of so many native jewelers from all over the country.

More about Fashion Show>

April 4, 2015- Metalsmith Workshop-
NJS artists Arland Ben, Darryl Dean Begay, Ray Scott and Ray Tracey presented some very unique information about their experience as Navajo silversmiths. More about Workshops>


October 14, 2014- Metalsmith Workshop-
Native Jewelers Society artists Arland Ben, Aaron Anderson, Darryl Dean Begay, and Earl Plummer presented some very unique information about their experience as Navajo silversmiths. More about Workshops>


May 8, 2014
Native Jewelers Society donates an incredible men's concho belt titled, "Buffalo Medicine" to benefit the IFAM (Indigenous FIne Art Market) .Artists include Ray Scott, Vernon Begaye, Gerald Lomaventema, Aaron Anderson, Vernon Tracey, Darryl Dean Begay, Jacob Morgan, Tim Herrera, Alex Sanchez, and Ivan Howard 

January 31, 2014

Native Jewelers Society artists meet to take a first look at the collaborative artist project for 2014



August, 2013- NJS is excited to announce the launch of their first website and the NJS YouTube video channel! We are also sending out our second eNewsletter to clients.

Featured Jewelers

Cheryl Arviso

Wil Paul Arviso

Darryl Dean Begay

Philbert Begay

Rebecca Begay

Vernon Begaye

Gene Billie

Ray D Garcia

Jimmy Harrison
Jonah Hill

Ivan Howard

Robert Mac Eustace Jones

Jesse Robbins

Wanda Gilroy Morrison

Raynard Scott

Marvin Slim

Wanesia Spry Misquadace

Roy Tenorio