Winfield Trading Company

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Winfield Trading Company
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Specializing in Turquoise and Native American Arts and Crafts. Open by appointment only Monday-Friday
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1830 State Highway 602, Gallup, NM 87301-4771
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Angela H
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Family
My husband, two boys and I were able to visit Winfield trading when we were in the area with my parents. They have a remarkable selection of high-quality Native American jewelry. It is astounding how knowledgeable their staff is about what they have in the shop at any given time. They are very transparent about the origin of different pieces that they have and are incredibly helpful about making sure that you know exactly what you are getting. I had a bracelet made and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! They were wonderful with our two little boys who were wowed by all of the different stones that they saw and they were incredibly patient with the boys. In addition, presentation speaks so much about commitment. They have done a tremendous job of setting up all of the finished jewelry pieces and raw stones they have in such an artistic way that really shows they care about what they do. Highly recommend a visit to anyone in the area.
Written December 22, 2021
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TexasTrails
Georgetown, Texas114 contributions
Couples
Winfield Trading Company has become one of our "go-to" destinations when we travel America's beautiful Southwestern roads. OK, its a store that sells Native American jewelry, art, pottery, and other hand made items. But what a store! Winfield trading (http://www.winfieldtradingcompany.com/) is one of the largest wholesale outlets for Native American arts and crafts in the world.

The bulk of their business is wholesale, but their store at 1830 State Hwy 602 just 20 miles South of Gallup New Mexico is the most up-scale venue for Native arts & crafts I have ever seen.

Two examples may provide a better description: Last August I was looking at a piece of horsehair pottery being sold by one (of the very many) vendors who line the overlooks at Canyon De Chelly, AZ. Asking price was $200. I bought a less ornate piece at Winfield trading for $20, reduced because the lip of the vessel was chipped. Selection is enormous. My wife was looking at a small hummingbird pin of opal & silver. The clerk brought out a box with at least 50 similar pins, differing only in the shades and tints of the opal. We saw the identical design at Carlsbad Caverns for 20% more, but with far less of a selection.

The range of merchandise they carry is much greater than can be displayed in their small store. I asked about belts, and was led into one of their living room-sized vaults that was lined floor to ceiling with all manner of arts & crafts.

The bottom line here is that Winfield Trading Company should be on your itinerary if you are anywhere near Gallup, NM and are interested in Native American arts & crafts. Besides, the drive down Highway 602 from Gallup is very scenic, and provides a gateway to two very beautiful and under-visited National Monuments at El Moro and El Malpais via state highway 53 to the East.
Written November 29, 2011
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BRIAN c
Harrisburg, NC123 contributions
Solo
I was en route to see and shop at Zuni Pueblo, thinking THAT was THE place to buy true Zuni pieces. I had stayed overnight in Gallup. I bought here. Having never yet arrived at my destination. I was initially reluctant to do so. But I found a nice piece, a little different than exactly what I had in mind. But close enough. Originally, I went in and looked around, I then left, and started driving southbound. I turned around and went back. I was VERY VERY happy that I had done so. LATER. AFTER shopping around Zuni Pueblo. AFTER I had already bought what i wanted, i was talking with the clerk and she asked where i was headed. She took a little time and "educated" me about fake / non native / copies being made outside the US, perhaps being sold in the southwest. I am EXTREMELY grateful for that factual information. I STRONGLY recommend this dealer and the staff. This is a FANTASTIC place to buy true native pieces. NOT CHEAP. "FAIR" prices. But at least you get what you (THINK) you pay/(paid) for. Beautiful pieces. A large variety. they can get you whatEVER you want. based upon what I learned and what I now know about THIS ONE SINGLE dealer, I would not hesitate to shop with them on line or over the phone, etc. I will deal with them EXCLUSIVELY in the future. I do not hesitate to recommend this establishment withOUT qualification. It is not JUST about the money here. they have their priorities straight by MY standards.
Written April 15, 2015
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katNashville_Tn
nashville, tn97 contributions
Couples
After reading reviews for Winfield, I knew we had to visit. I emailed the owners to confirm they would be open July 4th. Justin promptly replied that they planned to be closed but he would let me know if something changed. About a week before our trip, he emailed to say they would open from 9:00-11:00 if we still wanted to come by. Of course we did! Well, several hours and quite a bit of money later, we left very happy. Justin and his wife are the third generation at this trading post, they know their artists and were happy to talk about the art, answering all of our questions. The prices ranged from $12.00 to probably $12,000. There were some amazing vintage pieces as well as new and the quality was evident. We bought items for ourselves as well as many gifts. They took the time to write about each piece and naming the artists. They even made us excellent lattes while we shopped. We felt like we made new friends and look forward to visiting/shopping again the next time we are near the area.
Written July 11, 2014
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CHO58
Charlottesville, VA18 contributions
Couples
I love stopping in Gallup, NM for the great turquoise & silver Indian jewelry most trading posts have and the wonderful prices they sell their items at however when we stopped at Winfield Trading Company I was blown away. Their items are spectacular. The people are very helpful. And the amount of different items is phenomenal. I would highly recommend anyone who is shopping for turquoise and/or silver jewelry to stop there. You can’t go wrong!
Written November 29, 2017
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BR1
WINSTON SALEM16 contributions
Solo
If you are looking for turquoise the extra 25 minutes to get to Winfield is the best investment of time you can make. I have bought several pieces of jewelry there but the most fun has been when I wanted something extra special. On those occasions Justin helped me pick stones which we had made into jewelry. He has told me not to pay until I see the piece and am satisfied - an indication in the confidence he has in work he commissions. For some particularly valuable stones he was able to engage a renowned Navajo artist whose work is in great demand. Of the many excellent turquoise stores in Gallup Winfield is at the top. There are a few merchants I trust completely and Justin is one of them.
Written January 2, 2017
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Korat1
San Francisco, CA33 contributions
Solo
The first thing I noticed when I drove up was the sign above the front door that says "Smile, you're on camera". Not too impressive, are you implying that I'll be stealing from you? Great way to greet your prospective customers. In this day and age of constant surveillance anyway, what is the the point of a sign like this? Anyway, I let it go and walked in.

Some people on the right side of the store were there to sell their jewelry to the owners. Ok, great, local people working in the community I think.

So I go over to the other side of the store and begin looking around. Almost immediately I am trailed by a woman from counter to counter, despite having told her I am just looking. After looking through about half the cases, she gives me a caveat that the rest of the inventory in the remaining showcases that I'll be looking at, they are not able to guarantee because of pawn or purchased inventory or whatever. I get a real funny feeling about this and just left.

There wasn't much trust present on both ends I would say.
Written July 9, 2016
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Thank you for visiting our company! The reason we advertise our surveillance is because we get a much better insurance rate to do so. We choose the "Smile" sign instead of "CCTV recording in progress" specifically so our customers would not feel uncomfortable or insecure! As far as the vintage/estate section of our gallery, our only intent is to inform our customers that we did not purchase these items directly from the craftsmen as some of the items were made up to a hundred years ago! We pride ourselves on educating our customers, and want them to have all the information available so that they can make an informed purchase. I would like to invite you to come back to our Gallery and feel free to ask any questions you might have, as we are always here to help! Thanks, Winfield Trading
Written July 29, 2016
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TexasTrails
Georgetown, Texas114 contributions
Couples
The stock on hand at Winfield Trading is many-fold beyond their ability to fit it all in their showroom. I recommend looking around, finding something you like, and asking what else they have that is similar. You will be amazed! Even if you do not see what you want...be sure to ask! We were there last month and were able to pick up a number of very nice inexpensive gifts for family & friends.
Written September 24, 2012
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marie n
Santa Rosa, CA34 contributions
Family
We were totally blessed with finding the Winfield Trading Co. We were looking for the cemetary at Pine Tree Mission as a friend's parents had started that mission back in the 40's and were buried there so we could send him pictures. In the area we found Winfield Trading Co. a wholesale/retail establishment dealing in quality Native American jewelry, art and crafts. They sell beautiful turquoise, other stones, silver and also quality jewelry.

Besides raw stones they have beautiful extensive collections of "jewelry ready" stones. My daughter makes jewelry and was super pleased with the quality and prices at Winfield. She was impressed with the selection of spiney oyster polished and drilled stones among others. They have a huge vault of stock and brought her many trays of stones to examine. She purchased many fine stones.

Native American artisans bring their completed work to Winfield to sell but only the most skilled craftsmen need apply. The finished jewelry offered for sale here is quality.

Other forms of artwork are well represented here including carvings, weaving and rugs. I was delighted to find and purchase an alabaster ram Zuni fetish style in a much larger size than I had seen anywhere.

If you are in Gallup, make Winfield Trading Co. a must see stop. State Hwy 602 is a good road and it's only 20 miles south of Gallup to Winfield Trading Co. I know we will stop there again the next time we are in the area.
Written July 19, 2012
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Dan70bbq
Ottawa, Canada129 contributions
Friends
First time visit stopped in and was impressed by how clean and organized everything was huge inventory of beautiful jewelry. We met the owner and was so gracious and friendly he gave us a tour of the place and explained how everything operates very interesting a must sop when near gallup
Written March 22, 2018
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