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Richardsons Trading Company

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Address: 222 West 66th Ave., Gallup, NM 87301
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+1 505-722-4762
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This place is large. My husband and I visited on a snowy day at the end of the day. The gallery was closed. I think you can discover more on better weather days. They have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ines S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is large. My husband and I visited on a snowy day at the end of the day. The gallery was closed. I think you can discover more on better weather days. They have a large selection of every thing: silver jewelry, turquoise, Navajo rugs, saddles, fire arms. All the Southwestern artifacts.

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Thank Ines S
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Gallup is the world HQ for native-made turquoise pieces, and Richardson's is the grand dame in town. It is a well-know store and a must-see for folks interested in turquoise. It's fun to look around and admire the richly-decorated native artworks. Don't be afraid to ask for their "best price" for any pieces you see that interest you. I went... More 

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Thank Marilyn W
El Paso, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I bought my grandmother a silver cross to wear on a necklace. It had "turqoise" stones in it. I looked at their selection in the store. The lady showing me the options was not very friendly. She was kind of arrogant. She assured me they were real turquoise stones. I bought it (maybe around $70) and gave it to my... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you want to buy a high quality piece of native american jewelry this is absolutely the place. Nothing cheap here..lovely pieces at reasonable prices. And the sales staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.....shopping here is a joy!!!

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Thank cegroh
Buford
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Buyer beware. They have a no refund policy that is not posted anywhere. Wanda was a great sales person when we were buying, but not so much when we went back the next day to see about returning one item. Her attitude changed dramatically & all she said was, "I can't help you with that" & then disappeared into the... More 

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Thank Beverly J
Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This store, which was and maybe still is, a trading post, has been around for more than 100 years owned by the same family. There are several rooms, including one dedicated to rugs, only. You could spend at least 1/2 day in the store and probably still would not have seen everything. Oh, and did I mention the saddles? And... More 

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Moody
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

First off let me say that parking stinks around it. Very few parallel spots and lots of traffic. So by the time we found a spot it was 5:30. Website says open till 6 so was disappointed when most of the doors were already closed and locked.

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Thank Southernroadwarriors
Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I felt a bit like Howard Carter who, when entering Tutankhamen's tomb and asked by Lord Canarvon "what do you see?", replied "wonderful things!" OMG this place is amazing. Excellent, friendly service. It's a wonderful story to learn how Richardson's effectively acts as a bank for the local native Americans. Well worth a visit even if you don't intend to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon after a long haul from Flagstaff. We announced to the silver haired woman who welcomed us that we were interested in buying jewelry, but we needed to use the restroom first. She smiled knowingly and we were escorted past a thousand saddles in a back room to a tiny restroom behind the store. Ever... More 

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Thank Phyllis S
Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were privileged to have a tour of the trading post and view the saddles, dresses and costumes, jewelry, belts, rugs and other artifacts that the local Navajo entrust to Richardsons for safe keeping, bringing in their valuables and pawning them until future redemption for a nominal fee. Apparently neighborly theft is very much an issue and this is the... More 

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