Christopher Ray Yazzie was born January 15, 1995. Christopher comes from a long lineage of talented Navajo jewelry artists, including his accomplished parents, Raymond Yazzie and Colina Yazzie. Christopher attended University of New Mexico and majored in business. He came back home to Gallup to help his parents with their store and continue to advance his jewelry-making skills. His parents, aunts, and uncles (particularly Lee Yazzie) are his biggest influences. Christopher is quickly following in their footsteps and making beautiful jewelry.
In his spare time, Christopher likes to play tennis, basketball, and paint. His creative process is also inspired by music. He plays guitar, bass, and keyboard, and he loves classical rock.
Christopher is a kind-hearted young man dedicated to his family and their traditions. We’re excited to see how Christopher continues his family’s artistic lineage; we’re certain he has a bright future ahead!