This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
2


3


4


DSD 34


1. Lapis and sterling silver necklace and earring set by Navajo artist Darryl Becenti.


2. Manassas turquoise and sterling silver cuff bracelet by Navajo artist Darryl Becenti.


3. Pilot Mountain turquoise and sterling silver squash blossom neck- lace and earring set by Navajo artist LaRose Ganadonegro.


4. Large Cheyenne turquoise and satin-finished sterling silver cuff bracelet by Navajo artist Calvin Martinez.


silver into intricate designs. Castle Gap’s founder, Maxine Bennett, says: “Our jewelry has a warmth and beauty not found in manufactured jewelry. There is a difference that people notice.”


Not only does the jewelry have to match Castle Gap’s high standard of quality, but the art- ists themselves must convince the buyers of their dedication and passion for the craft as well. The team holds immense pride in their mission to support


deserving artisans within the Native American communities and celebrates the cultures’ appreciation for individuality. Castle Gap Jewelry’s passion for promoting the continuation of time-honored, wearable Native American art forms shines through in every aspect of the company’s buying operations. Founded by mother and son duo Maxine and Scotty Bennett, and later joined by Maxine’s daughter Beverly, this is a true family business from top to bot- tom. Originally from West Texas, the Bennetts grew up searching for treasure in the Castle Gap pass within the Castle Mountains where, according to folklore, up to eight separate treasures were buried through the decades. Named for this region, the store is not only the family’s personal treasure, but also holds treasure within for every customer who walks through the door. After 43 years, the company’s operational responsibilities are delegated between the three original owners and long-time employees Laura Thompsen, showroom manager, and Sherry Ward, marketing manager. The


close-knit bond between mem- bers of the Castle Gap Jewelry team is evident in the family- oriented success of the company and further accentuates their emphasis on customer comfort. In the end, their concurrent goals are to support the Native American jewelry industry through ensured quality and to provide personalized customer service.


Customers can be certain that Castle Gap Jewelry will continue to be an influential force in the Dallas fine jewelry market for years to come. “This business will always be in the Castle Gap family to ensure the quality of jewelry and service,” says Beverly Bennett. As long as Castle Gap Jewelry is in the picture, Dallas is sure to keep its sense of cul- tural depth well intact. 2


CASTLE GAP JEWELRY


8300 Preston Road #500 Dallas, TX 75225 866-783-8064 castlegap.com


Joanne Xu is a part-time


freelance writer and blogger living in Frisco, Texas.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132  |  Page 133  |  Page 134  |  Page 135  |  Page 136  |  Page 137  |  Page 138  |  Page 139  |  Page 140  |  Page 141  |  Page 142  |  Page 143  |  Page 144  |  Page 145  |  Page 146  |  Page 147  |  Page 148  |  Page 149  |  Page 150  |  Page 151  |  Page 152  |  Page 153  |  Page 154  |  Page 155  |  Page 156  |  Page 157  |  Page 158  |  Page 159  |  Page 160  |  Page 161  |  Page 162  |  Page 163  |  Page 164  |  Page 165  |  Page 166  |  Page 167  |  Page 168  |  Page 169  |  Page 170  |  Page 171  |  Page 172  |  Page 173  |  Page 174  |  Page 175  |  Page 176  |  Page 177  |  Page 178  |  Page 179  |  Page 180  |  Page 181  |  Page 182  |  Page 183  |  Page 184  |  Page 185  |  Page 186  |  Page 187  |  Page 188  |  Page 189  |  Page 190  |  Page 191  |  Page 192  |  Page 193  |  Page 194  |  Page 195  |  Page 196