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 $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 Native American handmade arts and crafts. Deanna Olson served on the board for ten years and as president for two years. Both Deanna and Cheryl Ingram are currently on the board. Kathleen Sanchez, who joined the team in 1979, served on the board of the Indian Arts Education Association, an educational extension of the IACA.


The majority of the jewelry that is sold at Silver Sun is made by Navajo silversmiths. Silver Sun is proud to be working with Mary John, Etta Endito, Ivan Howard, Dean and Rosella Sandoval, Bonnie Sandoval, 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 including Blue Gem, Carico Lake, Pilot Mountain, Royston, Number Eight, and Candelaria, which are all from Nevada. From Arizona we have a great supply of Kingman, Morenci, Turquoise Mountian, Bisbee and Sleeping Beauty. 

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, New Mexico.


Silver Sun is proud to be a member of the Indian Arts & Crafts Association for over 30 years. The IACA is an organization that protects consumers against fraudulent Native American products.

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