Joe and Angie Reano – Santo Domingo

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Turquoise Nugget Heshi Necklace by Joe &
Angie Reano of Santa Domingo Pueblo

Joe and Angie Reano are full blooded Native American Indians. They were born into the Santo Domingo Pueblo. They were blessed with a natural talent to continue the long lived tradition of hand making jewelry from their ancestors using ancient methods of constructing the fine traditional jewelry. The lucrative aspect of the business also encouraged them to follow this path and become jewelry artisans.

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Santo Domingo jewelers have an incredible history of creating essentially the same type of jewelry perhaps for thousands of years. Joe collaborates with Angie Reano, together, this team specialize in a wide variety of handmade heishi necklaces and beautiful traditional earrings in which each bead is authentically handmade giving each piece an incredible feel. Their designs of the stone mosaic and shell earrings that they creates are beautiful, and while they appear very contemporary, the designs are very ancient. The learned all the fundamentals of working with raw nuggets of various stones at a very young age. They are related to: Vicky Reano Tortalita & Rose Reano (sisters), Joe I. Reano & Clara lovato (parents). The stamp their jewelry as JR or JLR over sterling silver.


  • 1993 Santa Fe Indian Market 3rd Place
  • 1998 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd Place
  • 1996 Santa Fe Indian Market 3rd Place
  • Publications:

  • American Indian Jewelry 1 1,200 Artist Biographies

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