American Indian Hallmarks

The Signatures of Native American Artists

Below you will find a list of Native American jewelry artist hallmarks. Most Native American artists will stamp their initials, name, or symbol (hallmark) on the back of every piece of jewelry they make. While this list is not comprehensive, we have done our best to include as many artist hallmarks as possible.

If you have a piece that you’d like identified and do not see it listed below, consider consulting the book, “Hallmarks of the Southwest” by Barton Wright or contact us online for more information.

A (looks like 2 crowns side by side in a crescent shape Annie Chappo
A Mushroom Stamp Royce Carter
AC Anita Castillo
AHASTEEN Julius Ahasteen
AJ Alvin “Al” Joe
AL Althea Latome
Al Yazzie Albert “Al” Yazzie
AP Arthur Platero
AV Alvin Vandever
AY Arthur Yazzie
BB Ben or Bernice Begaye
BB Bernard Barton
BB Benjamin Becenti
BBF Berna Francsico
BE Ben Etsitty
BF Burt/Kathy Francisco
BH Barbara Hemstreet
BJ Barbara Johnson
BJ Bessie Jake
BJ Barbara Johnson
BL Bill Francisco
BL Joyce Francisco
BR Brian Francisco
BR or Claw Symbol Bennie Ration
BW Balinda Woody
C.B. Corline Baca
C.B. Curtis Benavidez
CF Consuelo L. Francisco
Chee Mark Chee (Prolific Navajo Artist)
DT Delores Toledo
E Kenneth Etsitty
E. BECENTI Eugene Becenti
E. Begay Elsie Begay
E. Yazzie Evelyn Yazzie
EB Edison Begay
EB Emma Bighand
EB Edith Barney
EDG with a spider Eugene Gruber
EG Elizabeth Guerro
F.A. Fred Adakai
FA Floyd Arviso
FB Fred Baca
FC Fredrick Chavez
FC or F. Charley Freddy Charley
FR Freddie Ramone
GB Garrison Boyd
GC Geneva Chavez
GG Gertie Ganadonegro
GGJ Gary Johnson
GW Genieve Werito
GY Geraldine Yazzie
HB Harold Becenti
HG Henry Ganadonegro
HL Helen Francisco
HM Henry Mariano
HP Herbert Pino
IP Irene Platero
J. Nelson John Nelson
JD Jeremy Delgarito
JDE Jones Delgarito
JG Johnson Gluerro
JJ Johnny Johnson
JJ Eugene Johnson
JN Johnathan Nez
JP Juan Pino
JS Sampson Jake
KA Kirk Arviso
KF Kathy Francisco
KN Kirby Nez
L Jeff Largo
L. Ganado Rose Ganadonergo
L.U. LaRose Ganadonergo
LD Lawrence Delgarito
LN Leonard Nez
LP Lena Platero
LS Lorenzo Secatero
LTB Loren Thomas Begay
M. Cheatham with a broken arrow on top Michael Anthony Cheatham
MA Myra Albert
MP Margaret Platero
MR w/Bear Symbol Merie Ramone
NC Nila Cook
O.B. Curtis Benavidez
Orville Tsinnie, Shiprock N.M. Orville Tsinnie
P Sanchez Phillip Sanchez
PP Peter Padilla
PZ (or /PZ) Bobby Piaso, Sr.
RA Rita Abeita
Ray T., RT, Ray Tracey Ray Tracey
RD Rose Draper
RF Rosalina Francisco
RG or RAMONA Ramona Guerro
RIG Reda Guerro
RJ Rosita Jake
RL Robert Livingston
S.B. Shirley Baca
SB Sheila Becenti
SJ Selina Jake
SW Sampson Werito
T. Bahe Tom Bahe
T.J.V. Thomas Valencia
T.M.P. Theresa Apachito
TA Tom Anderson
TC (looks like a crescent moon instead of a full C) Ted Castillo
TF Thomas Francisco
TG Timothy Guerro
TG Tony Garcia
TWO DOGS Two Dogs
V.C. Victor Chavez
VA Virgil Arragos
VB Vivian Barbonz
VB Vernon Begay
VBZ Virgil Bzgay
VE Victoria Eriacho
Verdy Jake, VJ or V. Jake Verdy Jake
VT Vera Tsosie
WA William Anderson