Published December 9, 2015
DALLAS — Native Jewelers Society (NJS) offers an exquisite Native jewelry showcase on December 12th and 13th, 2015, at the Hyatt Place Dallas – North by the Galleria in Dallas, Texas. This event hosts high-end, unique handmade Native American jewelry designed by award-winning jewelers from the Southwest and Midwest. These talented artists continue Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo techniques in both traditional and contemporary styles. Artists include: Tonya June Rafael, Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, Roy Tenorio, Jeff DeMent, Ray Scott and Jonah Hill.
Native Jewelers Society delivers an impressive showcase of 100 Native jewelers. These jewelers represent award winners as well as new upcoming artists of both traditional and contemporary techniques and styles. The mission of Native Jewelers Society (NJS) is to allow Native jewelers from all over the nation to share techniques and experiences and to encourage artistic and innovative creations. NJS is committed to maintaining high quality work with integrity and honesty while preserving the indigenous cultures that the jewelers come from. Educating is also very important. Members offer a vast knowledge and expertise to educate the public about authenticity and quality craftsmanship, as well to promote awareness about the adverse existence of imported fakes, and fraudulent sales of inauthentic native jewelry.
NJS promotes the jeweler’s work through social media, e-newsletters and a website, as well as through art shows, and workshops, held both nationally and internationally. The website offers the opportunity to directly communicate and purchase from the jewelers. The website also has an abundance of information for collectors and viewers including native show information, workshops, authenticity, and more. NJS will continue to assist individual jewelers with business needs and promoting their work and authenticity. “We want the world to recognize and appreciate the beauty of Native art traditions that are still strong today!”
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