An award-winning artist who works in silver and gold, Al Joe is known for his painstaking precision and graceful designs.
Joe often incorporates stones into his pieces such as lapis, coral or older turquoise stones from the Lander, Bisbee, Morenci, or Indian Mountain mines. As with many artists, it was a family connection that played a strong influence in Joe’s artistic development.
Joe’s evolution as a jeweler was unexpected as he, at one time, didn’t realize he “had an artist inside.” It has been a dedicated experience of very hard work to bring out his artistic talents.
He believes some artists are naturally talented but is not hesitant to advise younger artists that there is sometimes an artist hidden inside that can take time and hard work to bring out.
Al Joe’s been working as a professional silversmith since the 1970’s. Everything on Al’s jewelry is handmade by him alone (never the use of commercially manufactured jewelry supply store parts). This is completely handmade, traditional, Navajo jewelry adorned with high grade, natural, Southwest Turquoise gems.