Marco Arviso is a jewelry designer who lives and works on the Navajo Reservation in Chinle, Arizona. He is an artist that has built on his career of painting and sculpture to expand into wearable art. He started designing his own jewelry line under his own name in 2010 and has been branding a new aesthetic for the modern Dine’.
Marco believes that adornment has a powerful effect on the human spirit. Grounded in his Navajo roots, Marco is able to communicate traditions of his people on to a new generation of Navajo by using sacred semi-precious gem stones and .925 Sterling Silver. Such sacred minerals and gems are looked upon us as identifiers of five fingered beings by the holy Navajo Deities.
Always challenging ideas of Native jewelry, Marco Arviso is expanding his designs for a contemporary market, merging his artistic palette with commerce. Marco Arviso Jewelry is available at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona and currently in the fine gift shops of the Navajo Casinos; Fire Rock Casino in Gallup, NM and Northern Edge Casino in Farmington, NM.