Ray Lovato

Ray Lovato, Santo Domingo Pueblo, b. 1946

Ray uses only natural turquoise to create his elegant jewelry. Taught by his parents, Ike and Tonita Lovato, Ray began making jewelry at age eleven.

He is best known for his hand drilled stone necklaces, which can vary from simple chokers to larger necklaces with jackals. Ray's jewelry is shown at important galleries and museums throughout the country