Ernest Benally

  • Navajo (Dine)
  • Jewelry

I create jewelry using sterling silver and gold with with 14 karat or18 karat. I use all natural material like turquoise, coral, and other precious gems and sea shells. I use various techniques of inlay/lapidary arts in each of my creations such as a flat channel inlay or a cornrow/cobblestone.

Sample of Work

Turtle ring

Turtle ring

1 1/2” long by 1 1/4” wide size 8 1/2 ring shank is 1/4” wide for inlay

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13 piece concur belt

13 piece concur belt

1 1/2” by 2” oval 13 piece on a 44” leather

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Comet pendant

Comet pendant

1” by 1 3/4” long

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