NJS 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 Inc.), and Native Jewelers Society (NJS). This event featured artists,Wil Paul Arviso, Gene Billie, Jonah Hill., Raynard Scott, and Roy Tenorio. In addition to the artists, learn from CIAC Inc., 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 Raynard 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 Raynard 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 Raynard 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!


Artists include: Philbert Begay, Roy Tenorio, Ric Charlie, Darryl Dean Begay, Gene Billie, Raynard Scott and Jonah Hill.



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 10-3P

Exhibit Features: Bunky Echo-Hawks "Modern Warrior" exhibit based on Field Museum collections

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:
Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Raynard Scott & Roy Tenorio

Saturday Workshop 1 at 2-3:15pm

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

Darryl Dean Begay- For the Love of Turquoise

(Also Bring Your Turquoise To Be Identitfied)

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

Sunday Workshop 3 at 12-1:15pm

Roy Tenorio - Working with Stones and Chain Making

Raynard Scott- 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.



April 4, 2015- Metalsmith Workshop
Native Jewelers Society artists Arland Ben, Darryl Dean Begay, Raynard Scott and Ray Tracey presented some very unique information about their experience as Navajo silversmiths. This workshop was held on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at the Navajo Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ. This FREE event was from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM or closing, with a lunch break. This workshop included LIVE demonstrations! Ray Tracey taught about Diamond Setting. Darryl Dean Begay taught about his knowledge of Tufa Casting, and Arland Ben shared Design and Cutting Overlay Techniques. Come join us at our next workshop! Workshop Page >

October 4, 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. This workshop was held Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at the Navajo Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ. This FREE event from 10:00 AM until closing. This workshop included LIVE demonstrationst! Workshop Page >

August, 2014

NJS members are looking forward to participating this August in the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market on the plaza, while others will participate in the new IFAM- Indigenous Fine Arts Market at the Santa Fe Railyard. We look forward to seeing everybody!

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 Raynard 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




September 21, 2013


Members of NJS held a meeting to discuss collaborative artist project for 2014


August, 2013

NJS is excited to announce the launch of their first website! This project has been a collaborative effort with the help of several NJS members. We hope that this will encourage and inspire the group to participate in many NJS events in the future. Thank you NJS members for your help!



August, 2013

NJS will be sending out another pre-show eNewsletter to NJS clients. Thank you to all the artists that contributed their works!

July 20, 2013

We would like to announce the opening of our very own NJS YouTube Channel! We're hoping you'll all participate in making the NJS Youtube Channel a great source of info for all levels of jewelery making expertise! If you have any videos, please contact us and we will add your video to the channel as well as the "featured" section. We'll have an area for both artist demos and artist showcases. Let us know if you have any suggestions. This is your channel!



Native Jewelers Society is thrilled to be sponsored by CIAC, Inc. NJS looks forward to working with CIAC, Inc. for more educational workshops and events.