History of the Turquoise Door

Latin American Folk Art and Native American Jewelry

The Turquoise Door, established in 1989, presents the highest quality of Native American jewelry and Latin American folk art. Many of our artisans are deemed national treasures in their respective countries.

We acquire our jewelry and folk art directly from our artisans in their homes and workshops, and promote the artisans with in-store exhibitions and demonstrations.

The Turquoise Door represents Calvin Begay, Jimmy Calabaza, Nestoria Coriz, Alvin and Bryon Yellowhorse, Tommy Singer, Gilbert Smith, and numerous other fine jewelry artisans from New Mexico and Arizona. We also feature Central Texas’ largest selection of Russian and Polish amber.

Some of our folk artists are Felipe and David Linares, the Aguilar Sisters, Demetrio Aguilar, Moises Jimenez, Augustin Galicia Palacios, several tin workers, potters from Mata Ortiz, Huichol artisans, and many more.

Vanessa Redgrave, Ann Richards, John Cougar Mellencamp, Harvey Fierstein, Axl Rose, Don Henley, Carrie Fisher, Tom Spencer, Ethan Hawk, Courtney Love and myriad others have graced the portals of the Turquoise Door, and we hope you will too.

Marine Catrin