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Philbert Begay

Silver Blessingway Bracelet

Navajo Nation


CP 25

I am a traditional navajo silversmith and all of my jewelry work is hand made. I create bracelets, pendants, earrings, rings, seedpots, bolo ties, and necklaces. My jewelry features contemporary and traditional navajo designs accented with fine, natural turquoise and other quality gemstones. My motifs and pictorial subjects create modern designs using traditional techniques. After growing up around the art of jewelry and learning many skills from my father, noted Richard Begay, I started helping him when I was 15 years old, and I have now become an expert at overlay, applique, stamp work, cutting, polishing and inlaying stones. Fine saw cuts and detailed stamp work come together to make for meticulously created, unique, and elegant designs.