About Us

Welcome to Garland's!

We are located in the beautiful red rock country of Sedona, in northern Arizona.  Our amazing collection of authentic Native American art includes extraordinary handmade jewelry, hand-carved Hopi Kachina dolls, Navajo sandpaintings, Pueblo pottery, hand-woven baskets, and the finest Navajo rugs in the world.

We have an incredible selection of Native American jewelry and art, from inexpensive to award winning and museum-quality. Whatever your budget or interest, there’s a great chance that we have what you are looking for! 

Our History

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With deep roots in Arizona, four generations of the Garland family have worked with American Indian art. In the 1920s, Charles Isham worked as a sales clerk at the historic Red Lake Trading Post. Charles raised a family in Flagstaff, Arizona, including a daughter- Georgiana Isham. Georgie married William (Bill) Garland and in 1976, they built Garland’s Navajo Rugs in Sedona, Arizona in traditional trading post style- with native red rocks and thick wooden beams. Under Bill, his son Dan Garland, and wife Tricia, the business grew until it boasted the largest selection of Navajo Rugs in the world.

Step through our doors and discover one of the finest collections of American Indian art in the world.

In 1985, Bill opened Garland’s Indian Jewelry on a historic piece of land called Indian Gardens north of Sedona. With an antique rock façade and vine covered walls, Garland’s Indian Jewelry is a treasure nestled in Oak Creek Canyon. More than thirty years and two generations later, Garland’s Indian Jewelry has become one of the premier destinations for fine Native American jewelry in the world.

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How We Buy

Initially, buying trips were made to the Navajo and Hopi reservations, but soon our reputation for fair and generous dealings brought the artists directly to our gallery in Sedona.  This approach to supporting Native American art has fostered multi-generational relationships with many artists and their families.

We have been buying from some artists for over forty years, and we are keenly aware of the role we play in supporting them.

Almost all of our artists make their jewelry, rugs, or artwork at home. Some may have at-home studios, while others simply work in the living room of their Hogan (traditional Navajo home). When a piece is finished, our artists drive their work to our store and sell to us directly. We carry art from tribes that span across Arizona and New Mexico, and many of our artists will drive 5-6 hours to sell to us. Talented artists have many options when choosing a gallery to sell their work and we are honored to represent many of the best Native American and Southwest artists.

On a daily basis, our artists travel from all corners of the Southwest, proudly bringing their latest creations.

Native American artists visit our shop daily and visitors will often encounter the staff buying something new and exciting.  It might be a beautiful Navajo rug that the weaver has brought in wrapped in a Blue Bird flour sack. Or an intricately carved Hopi Kachina that has emerged from an old cardboard shoebox. Or a turquoise necklace, with each stone patiently hand-shaped. We take seriously our commitment to the advancement of Native American art by encouraging creativity and rewarding quality.

This unique relationship with the artists enables us to offer an extensive selection of high quality, authentic, handmade Native American art at the most competitive prices.

We strive to be fair to the artist and fair to the customer, and we value both of these relationships equally.

Why Choose Garland's?

The number one recommendation in the purchase of high quality, authentic Native American art is to deal with a reputable, established dealer.  You can be confident that ours is such a company. Our family-owned business is based on a great respect and appreciation of the artistic talent of the area’s Native American artists. Our experience makes us informed buyers, allowing you to be confident in the quality and authenticity of everything we sell.

Our galleries are an annual pilgrimage for many customers who have become close friends over the years. A family business to the core, Garland’s is committed to our founding principles – utmost respect and fairness for our artists, reasonable prices for our customers, and the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff in the industry. 

INTEGRITY

At Garland's Indian Jewelry, it has been our pleasure to develop close friendships with the Native artists we represent, and to pass on information about these artists and the pieces they create is a great source of pride for us. One of the benefits of dealing directly with all of the artists we represent is our ability to have authenticity guaranteed for everything we sell. Our knowledgeable staff, with well over one hundred years of combined experience, is always ready to help you. We hope that each visit to our gallery is an exceptional experience and that our website provides a taste of the beauty you see at our Sedona, Arizona gallery in the comfort of your own home.

QUALITY

Our close proximity to the Navajo and Hopi reservations, as well as our longstanding reputation as fair and honest dealers often makes Garland's Indian Jewelry the first stop for artists on their way into Sedona and Phoenix. We carefully select each piece to help ensure the best craftsmanship in every unique work of art so we can stand behind our products and you can buy with confidence.

SELECTION

We are proud to offer a selection of Native American art at our gallery that ranges from vintage to traditional and contemporary to cutting-edge. Whether you are looking for an understated pair of earrings, a show-stopping necklace, or a Hopi Kachina to complete your collection, we truly believe we have something to suit every taste and budget.

For more information about our Native American art galleries in Sedona, Arizona, contact us.

Sizing

Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:

Bracelets

Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size

5.5"

XX-Small

5.75"

Extra-Small

6"

Small

6.25"

Small-Medium

6.5"

Medium

6.75" - 7"

Medium-Large

7.25"

Large

7.5"

Extra-Large

7.75"

XX-Large

8"

XXX-Large

 

You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable, and always have a professional jewelry perform the adjustment.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.

Buckles

Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts is less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask.