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“Great Jewelry”

Bill Malone Trading Company
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Gallup
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Since my family is very close to the owner. BIll Malone is married out in Ganado Az Area, him and his wife own the place. They always have amazing jewelry in stock, and the prices are always reasonable :)

4  Thank latania t
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Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Bill is knowledgeable and very honest. His prices are fair and every case is full of beautiful peices. The rugs are amazing. If you come through Gallup it would be a shame to miss this store. If you are looking for authenticity then Bills is the place for you.

3  Thank mattaprylhaynes
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Interesting selection of Indian art, especially woven goods, also some very nice Kachina dolls. I purchase a beautiful carved walking stick that the Trading Company mailed to Atlanta since it was too big to fly with us on the plane. They know their business and will work with you any way that they can.

1  Thank ballhawg
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We visited the Bill Malone's store based on a recommendation from a gallery owner in Santa Fe. It involved a detour, but was worth it! We met Mr. Malone and two of his daughters. Mr. Malone is a local and has lived in the region and knows Navajo craft...I mean, KNOWS!

He gave us an education in the styles of Navajor weaving, showing us representative samples of several styles - Ganado, Klagatoh, Two Grey Hills, eye-dazzler, Burntwater, Chinle. By the time we left, we too felt like experts! We bought a gorgeous Ganado storm-pattern rug, at an extraordinarily fair price, and complete with information on the weaver. Mr. Malone may not have the inventory of some other stores in Gallup, but we found the quality of his goods to be impeccable. Also, there was no pressure to make a purchase. Several of his family who were in the store, took the time to indulge our (sometimes dumb) questions. They topped it off with a great restaurant recommendation too!

There is clear passion for the art that they deal in. If you have time, Mr. Malone may share some his storied from his decades working with the Navajo. A previous review is titled "honest and well-priced Navajo art". It couldnt have been worded better.

5  Thank ivv_vin
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Bill Malone, himself will help you with anything sold in his Gallup Trading Post. His experience with Navajo weavings and their history is unparalleled. This is not a place to buy inexpensive souvenirs and t-shirts but to acquire Navajo art at extremely fair prices…both for you and the Navajos who created the art. Equity for the Navajo artist, honesty and the humbleness of Mr. Malone are reasons why making a stop at Malone's will be an educational experience. Bill's shop is not ritzy and sometimes the stock is limited…but what is there at any one time is really good. By the way there are some small, inexpensive items too, they are simply not from China like so many other shops.

4  Thank MaryEllenM27
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