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Hallmarks identify the jewelry maker. Many times they are just simple letter stamps. They are not something new, but can be traced back to the 4th Century. Famous American metal smiths used them before we became a country. Paul Revere who warned the Colonial militia “the British are coming” during the American Revolution used a hallmark on his handmade silver pieces in the 1700s.>

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Roel Lahi - Zuni Inlay Artist

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:05 PM

Zuni silversmith Roel Lahi began making jewelery in 1991. His mother, Arlita Lahi taught him how to make jewelry. He specializes in channel inlay work, and makes a variety of of styles including bracelets and rings. Roel uses traditional stones like turquoise and coral, plus loves to add colorful cuts of synthetic opal in his work.

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Berra Tawahongva

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:55 PM

No one really knows how long the Hopi People have lived in the Four Corners. What we do know is that it has been for a very long time. The history of these ancient People are scattered across the Four Corners and Southwest with abandoned ruins and petroglyphs. Today’s Hopi draw on the past to shape the way they live today, and artists like Berra Tawahongva are in tune with his culture.

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Iva Booqua

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:05 AM

Zuni artist Iva Booqua has been making needlepoint jewelry for over twenty years. She usually works with turquoise and makes a variety of earrings, pin, pendants, belts and squash blossom necklaces. She was taught by her mother Florence.

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Charles and Lena Singer

Friday, May 8, 2015 2:58 PM

Short Bio Navajo Silversmiths Lena and Charles Singer Sterling Silver Chip Inlay Style Sterling Silver and Turquoise Chip Inlay Earrings by Navajo Silversmith Lena and Charles Singer Charles and Lena Singer are Navajo silversmiths. Charles is the brother of Tommy Singer. Tommy shared the chip inlay style with Charles in the 1960s in Shiprock, New Mexico. The brothers would later set up shop in Holbrook, Arizona during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Charles has done this style with his wife since that time. They have taught their son Clifton this technique. ...

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Rochelle Quam Najera

Friday, May 8, 2015 1:47 PM

Short Bio Zuni artist and fetish carver Rochelle Quam Najera is married to Esteban Najera. Her husband is her teacher. Rochelle is the granddaughter of Zuni cluster jewelry artist Alice Quam. ...

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