Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family at National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, New York, through January 11, 2016


Entrance to the exhibition “Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family,” contains three of the family’s masterworks. Photo: Amy Sussman/AP Images for Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

4. Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle, Lee A. Yazzie, 2000. Lone Mountain turquoise, sterling silver. Length, 2 3/8 in. Collection of Gene and Ann Waddell. Photographer: © Kiyoshi Togashi

37. Ring

Ring, Raymond C. Yazzie, 2012. Coral, Lone Mountain and Orvil Jack turquoise, opal, sugilite, 14-karat gold. Collection of Janice Moody. Photographer: Michael S. Waddell

41 Bracelet

Bracelet, Raymond C. Yazzie, 2005. Silver inlaid with coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli, 14-karat gold accents. 2 3/8 x 1 in. Collection of Mark and Martha Alexander. Photographer: Michael S. Waddell

57 BlueCornBracelet

Blue Corn Bracelet, Lee A. Yazzie, 1980. Bisbee and Royal Web turquoise, lapis lazuli, coral, opal. Length, 3 1/4 in. Collection of Joe and Cindy Tanner. Photographer: © Kiyoshi Togashi


Coral Bracelet, Raymond C. Yazzie, 2012. Coral with accents of opal, sugilite, lapis lazuli, Orvil Jack turquoise, 14-karat gold, silver. Width, 1 1/2 in. Collection of Leota and Phil Knight. Photographer: Sam Franks

84 NuggetNecklace

Nugget Necklace, Raymond C. Yazzie, 2009. Fossilized Lone Mountain turquoise, lapis lazuli, coral, sugilite, opal, 14-karat gold. Overall length, 31 in. Collection of Susan Heyneman. Photographer: Phil Bell

110 LapisBracelet

Lapis Bracelet, Lee A. Yazzie, 1984. Lapis lazuli, 18-karat gold. National Museum of the American Indian, 25/6257. Photographer: Ernest Amoroso


Blessings Bracelet, Raymond C. Yazzie, 2002-3. Height, 1 1/2 in. Collection of Daniel Hidding. Windsong Studio, L.L.C. Photographer: Gregory R. Lucier


Sun Face Bolo, Raymond C. Yazzie, 2013. Lone Mountain turquoise, 14-karat gold, silver. Diameter, 2 in. Collection of Lloyd and Betty Van Horn. Photo by Scott Hill


Yazzie Group Hogan. Left to right: Raymond C. Yazzie and Lee A. Yazzie in front of their grandparents’ Hogan, originally built in the 1890s and where their mother was born, near Gallup, New Mexico. 2008. Photographer: © Kiyoshi Togashi

Images courtesy National Museum of the American Indian