Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunrise Indian Jewelry is a Gallup based company I often visit. They produce some of the finest jewelry made in the Southwest. Their sublime silver and stone products are crafted by Navajo artisan team work coordination from design to forging, casting, stone cutting, inlay, grinding, buff and polish, then final inspection.    Many of their creations, as they state on their website, "reflect the beauty of our inspiring area landscapes and the bountiful, deeply rooted cultural heritage of area Native Americans."  Since they sell only wholesale, they do not have a retail showroom. In fact, their online gallery of products is password protected primarily as an effort to prevent or at least forestall copy of their innovative works especially by overseas companies.   I might add that sunrise over the Navajo land of Monument Valley as shown above creates one of planet Earth's most unique and spectacular visions.