About Us

The Ortega family has become synonymous with high quality Native American arts and crafts. Family records show that not only have they been in the Southwest for generations, but they have been buying and selling Native American crafts since 1871. Generations of Ortegas have been linked by a passion for actively preserving the culture that makes the Southwest unique.  This passion is evident in the dazzling display of jewelry showcased at Ortega's on the Plaza.

Ortega's features over 100 artists with diverse talents, which are evident in the breadth of work exhibited. Many artists have won national awards for their work and some are featured in museum collections around the country. Many customers make Ortega's a regular visit and consistently share with us how much they have enjoyed a special piece of jewelry purchased during their last visit or 30 years ago. It is always a treat for us to hear about how important their special pieces have become to our treasured guests.