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Erick Begay

Coral Inlay Butterfly

Navajo Nation


I specialize in handmade Native American jewelry and work full-time as an artist. My jewelry is made using high-grade natural stones set in 14k gold or Sterling silver. I pride myself in highly-crafted and unique work. With decades of experience, I have learned many techniques which include traditional Navajo stamping, chiseling, filing, tufa stone casting, bead making (metal) and stone inlaying. My stone setting is done with fully castellated bezels, which are made by sawing and filing. I incorporate non-traditional stones into my work (sugilite, lapis, opal, diamonds, etc), which often lead to modern/contemporary designs with a strong balance of traditional silversmithing.