Welcome to Silver Pearl Ranch
This website brings together our nearly thirty years experience in the American Indian arts and crafts industry. We opened our first retail store on the East Coast near Washington DC in 1991. The numerous buying trips we made to the Southwest caused us to fall more and more in love with the area each time. The art, the culture, the food, the wide open spaces and slower pace created a strong allure. After twelve years of eighty hour work weeks Back East, we decided to follow our hearts West, seeking a little more balance in our lives. We found just that, settling in the Colorado Rockies where we opened and ran another shop for ten more years. The financial crisis in 2008 and its impact on the housing and tourism industries left us wanting more. When our lease expired in 2012, we were ready for another change and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Best move ever!
Throughout our twenty plus years in retail, we have developed many cherished relationships with talented Native artists and silversmiths, mine owners, stone dealers, co-ops and trading companies. For the past eight years, we have drawn on these relationships, traveling the country supplying museums, galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops with a wide variety of high quality authentic American Indian jewelry and crafts.
We have long known that a website would be an invaluable tool to promote and conduct our business, but found it a daunting task with so many unique items to present. The current viral pandemic provided the final impetus we needed to face our technology issues and step up to the challenge of producing an on-line presence.
So have a look at what we have come up with so far. It's a work in progress with some sections still under construction, and ideas for even more sections to follow. We hope you enjoy your virtual shopping experience, and look forward to learning how we can assist you.
Bob and Lori Curtis
VINTAGE CHIC JEWELRY