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Richardsons Trading Company

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Address: 222 West 66th Ave., Gallup, NM 87301
Phone Number: 505.722.4762
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Real Native American jeweleries

When I was a little kid I used to always like going into this pawnshop just to look at the jewelry they have in their showcase. Just looking at the many types Native American... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped at Richardson's many years ago. What a fantastic store! You have to allot at least one to two hours to view everything in the store. Old pawn is beautiful plus all the other Indians items that they display. A must stop place if you have the extra time to look around.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have been going through several of the trading post in NM looking at the kind of native American Jewelery I collect. Several factors seem to be important: selection, price, style, and uniqueness. Each place has it's own style even in something as specific as Zuni inlay work (my favorite). The prices here are the highest i saw in the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a real trading post. I would consider it as "southwestern supermarket". Locals may find some specialty items for their farming, hunting, and related businesses, such as rifles, saddles, etc. Also plates, pots painted by natives, jewelry, valuable stones, model wooden sculptures, and even red hot chili peppers can be found in this large store. It was really interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

When I was a little kid I used to always like going into this pawnshop just to look at the jewelry they have in their showcase. Just looking at the many types Native American jewelry is an art work in itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I can't stress how wonderul the owner is! Her customer service is impeccable. I was in the store for 2 hours looking at all the amazing turqioise. She stayed with me the whole time helping to find pieces that fit my taste. I am a turquoise lover and this was hands down the best selection I have seen. If you... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I picked out a bracelet to see that had a price if over $3,000!! Then I saw an identical bracelet in the next case with a price of @ $400. I asked the lady what the difference was (I know a but about turquoise jewelry). She asked a blonde lady that appeared to be a manager or owner, and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is as close as you will come today to a real native American trading post. It is steeped in history and has an unbelievable number of things for sale. Some say its prices are high. Remember, you are buying unique items, not a commodity. Also, when you buy here you know that you are getting what they say you... More 

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Malad City, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Richardson's Trading Company has over 3000 Navajo Rugs on display. They have displays of painted kachina dolls, bright weavings, old pawn and contemporary Native American jewelry; row upon row of concho belts, bracelets, rings, coral strands, silver squash blossom necklace, and turquoise beads

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife wanted to stop and check this place out and boy are we glad we did. They have an amazing collection of silver and turquoise jewelry and so much more. They place is a must see when visiting Gallup. You won't be sorry.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nothing like it anywhere for sheer volume, variety, quality, information and service. Undoubtedly Native American artisans are masters in so many materials and styles; Richardson's is a monument to their creativity. We also were helped by Rose, who told of the history of the huge store (perhaps it should be called a museum), how pawn works for locals, what is... More 

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