SHOPS | June 2023

Anthony Lovato has made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture. In the world of Native American jewelry, Anthony Lovato stands as a living treasure, revered for his exquisite craftsmanship and dedication to preserving indigenous art forms. With a rich heritage deeply rooted in their Pueblo ancestry, the Lovato family has spent generations honing their skills to create stunning jewelry pieces that embody the spirit of Native American culture.

Anthony Lovato, born and raised in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, grew up surrounded by the artistic traditions of his people. From an early age, he was captivated by the intricate designs and vibrant colors of Native American jewelry. Under the guidance of his parents and grandparents, Lovato began learning the art of jewelry making, mastering the techniques and cultivating a deep appreciation for his cultural heritage. Anthony's keen eye for design and attention to detail shine through in each piece, creating wearable art that celebrates both the past and the present. As Lovato's passion for jewelry making grew, he recognized the importance of preserving indigenous traditions and ensuring their continuity for future generations. He embraced the responsibility of passing down the artistry and techniques he had acquired to his own children, making it a family affair. Together, Anthony’s family works diligently to honor their ancestry by creating jewelry that authentically represents the Pueblo culture adding a distinctive style of silverwork.

The Lovato family's jewelry is characterized by its distinctive tufa-casting style, blending traditional Native American motifs with contemporary elements, using beautiful turquoise and various semi-precious stones.

Through their masterful craftsmanship, they breathe life into traditional techniques, creating stunning jewelry. Come and shop our featured jewelry collections of Anthony Lovato and son’s Joel, Cordell, and Noah’s work at the Colleen Cloney Duncan Museum Shop at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Spiegelberg Shop at the New Mexico History Museum