About Silver Sun of Albuquerque
Silver Sun was founded in 1976 when Deanna Olson and Cheryl Ingram hit the road in a borrowed truck with three flat showcases and the best Native American jewelry that $5,000 of retirement money could buy. After three years of traveling sales, the two retired school teachers opened the Silver Sun Gallery in 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico followed, in 1985, by Silver Sun Wholesale in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Since the beginning, Silver Sun has been providing authentic, handmade Native American jewelry to the public by wholesaling to fine shops and galleries, museums, and Indian stores across the globe. Over the years, they have acquired knowledge about the precious “fallen skystone” turquoise, and understand the value, beauty, and spiritual significance it holds. Silver Sun’s in-house designers collaborate with several talented silversmiths to create both traditional and unique contemporary jewelry that features rare, natural turquoise as well as other semi-precious stones.
Silver Sun is a longtime member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association, the only organization in the country that wholeheartedly promotes and protects authentic Native American handmade arts and crafts. Deanna Olson served on the board for ten years and as president for two years. Deanna is currently on the board and serving as a board member. Kathleen Sanchez joined the team in 1979.
Silver Sun is proud to be working with Randy & Etta Endito, Derrick Gordon, Rosella Sandoval, Bryant Martinez and Ruth Ann Begay. These skilled artists create both contemporary and traditional jewelry for our customers to enjoy.
Available here are the rare and collectible American turquoise mines. From Arizona, we have Morenci, Bisbee, Kingman, Turquoise Mountain, Lone Mountain and Sleeping Beauty. We also have Blue Gem, Carico Lake, Pilot Mountain, Royston, Number Eight, and Candelaria, which are all from Nevada. The Colorado mines that Silver Sun sells include King's Manassa and Dry Creek. From New Mexico, we have Cerrillos and High Lonesome.
For more than 30 years, Silver Sun has made itself available to the public at trade shows and through lectures and interviews about turquoise and authentic Native American jewelry. Silver Sun is glad to provide our customers with a certificate of authenticity for each piece of jewelry, along with educational information about the turquoise mine or stone and the artist for each piece. Silver Sun also has a gallery on famous Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Go to www.silversun-sf.com to see their selection of jewelry and other Native American handmade items.
Silver Sun Santa Fe on Canyon Road in Winter
The 70s-Rosebud Pow-Wow, South Dakota
Silver Sun, Old Town Albuquerque in the 1980s