Portrait of Boyd Tsosie


Charles Loloma

Preston Monongye

Verma Nequatewa

Larry Golsh

Boyd Tsosie

Sedelio Lovato


Boyd Tsosie
b. 1956

Boyd Tsosie is known for exceptional stone beads, elegant contemporary designs, complex geometric inlay, and intricate fabricated gold and silverwork. Tsosie has specialized in innovative jewelry since learning the trade in the mid-1970s.

In 1979, Boyd Tsosie was only 23 and he was already considered among the top echelon of Southwestern jewelers (past and present). Boyd Tsosie studied with Kenneth Begay, the father of modern Navajo jewelry, and considers him a major influence on his work.

Boyd, working with his brother Richard, first gained widespread recognition for his soldered flower and leaf designs. Later, he moved his jewelry designs to a more complex, contemporary look working with inlaid stones.