When I come to Albuquerque, the Palms Trading Co. is a must stop. Great selection, helpful staff, very accommodating. I recommend the store to anyone interested in authentic Native American Art at reasonable prices.
I visited Palms today with my son. David was very helpful, as were Pete and Jes! David helped me picked out a beautiful opal ring and matching opal earrings. He was very knowledgeable and an asset to Palms. All three staff were very friendly! I’m so glad that I drove by and saw the store and even happier that I went into it! I will be a returning customer the next time that I’m in Albuquerque.
Please thank them again!
Mary K. Moylan
Dear Ms. Strickland,
I want to tell you how pleased I am with the Glendora Fragua Jemez polished and etched fish design bowl I ordered from Palms Trading Company. It is quite a gem of design, artistry, and craftwork!
I knew I’d be pleased with it, but actually holding it and delighting in the bowl’s intricate design was a pleasure of a heightened level.
If you can, please let Ms. Fragua how delighted I am with the exquisite bowl.
I’ve traveled to the ‘Land of Enchantment’ three times in the past, visiting Albuquerque and the Santa Fe-Taos area. Needless to say, I fell in love with New Mexico and its people.
Of course, I had the pleasure to acquire four small Santa Clara vessels.
It’s nice to add a lovely Jemez pot to my collection!
Thank you for your kind note welcoming me to Palms Trading Company. And what superb packing you provided; I felt as though I was revealing a treasure by removing each level of your careful packaging.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to acquire this outstanding piece of artistry.
I just received my alabaster corn maiden by Andy Abeita and it is gorgeous! I love it. It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to purchase another item!
Awesome customer service, thank you!
My bracelet, a Gilbert ‘Dino’ Garcia tufa cast arrived today. It far exceeded the pictures of it and I am thrilled. I want to wear it everywhere!
Hello Guy -
Just letting you know that a superb Eagle arrived a couple of days ago. Great quality of work and fine finishing at a good price. Very satisfied with the fetish and the service.
I am a reluctant shopper on the internet - only buy from stores I have actually visited. The Palms is one of those places. The merchandise is fabulous, and the people even better. Since I can’t make it to the store very often, I find what I want online, then call directly to place an order. The people in that area make you feel like you are talking to a friend. I will continue to shop with them as long as my money holds out! :)
I just wanted to thank you for my beautiful earrings – AND MOSTLY for the lovely, handwritten note you sent with them. I thank Diana Strickland for such a touching letter! You guys made my week!
We used to visit NM every couple of years since 1986, and our trip was never complete until we had visited The Palms at least twice. Our home in South Florida is full of Pottery, Kachinas, and Fetishes from your store. Of course, we couldn’t leave without a great collection of jewelry items too.
We haven’t visited in 4 years and even though I don’t need to shop for anything, I started to get that same feeling of getting a “Palms Fix”! Thank goodness I found your web site! It won’t be the same as visiting your great store but I am sure I can do some damage to my checkbook!
Thank you for the wonderful letter that was enclosed with my new fetish! I love your company and always make it a point to visit your store when I am in Albuquerque. Have a wonderful summer!
Palms Trading adds a personal touch that is genuine – so much so I had to meet them and flew from Washington, DC to experience first hand their passion, knowledge, energy and enthusiasm for what they do! I began collecting Native American Indian pottery over a year ago and instantly developed a love and respect for this amazing artistry! My first order with Palms Trading was online, followed up with a phone call. I then used their personal shopper service for specific pieces to add to my growing collection. The Palms Trading team knows the business, pottery and artists! I love their history and story! They have educated me on many aspects of collecting and we have worked closely, sharing the excitement of finding the right piece to add to my collection (nearly 100). They are my #1 company I work with and trust. Palms Trading is simply the best!
The pottery arrived this morning and I love it. Thank you so much for all your assistance. My husband and I were through Albuquerque on our way home on a Sunday, so the Palms wasn’t open. I remembered your website and ordered the pottery as a gift for him for our 45th anniversary which will be June 10th — so its arrival this morning is perfect. Again, thank you so much
I received the beautiful cross earrings yesterday and have had them on ever since. And what a nice surprise to have a hand-written note enclosed. Who does that anymore!? Hope to get back to the Southwest again soon. My heart is calling. Thanks again.
Thanks! Love the new web site but hate that I can’t stay away from it!
Yesterday afternoon I ordered a beautiful Geraldine Sandia pottery piece from you and it was delivered by UPS just a few minutes ago. That is incredible service! I still can’t believe how quickly it arrived and I’m so happy with my purchase. You can be sure that I’ll be back for more pieces to add to my collection. Thank you.
I wanted to let you know that my Carol Lucero-Gachupin storyteller arrived safely yesterday. In perfect condition and even better than the pictures. I’ve wanted a storyteller for a long time but had never found one that I felt an emotional connection to. This one is so terrific… with the little boy trying to annoy his sister. The look on their faces is priceless. Thank you for taking the time to write the note. I really appreciated the personal touch. As soon as my wallet has recovered I’ll be checking out your website again. OK, I admit to looking again last night. It doesn’t cost anything to look. 🙂
Thank you so much Palms, we received our Ogre Woman today. She’s a beautiful piece and will make a nice addition to our collection. Your note and the information you sent with her was very thoughtful, and she was packed so nicely. We greatly appreciate it! Have a safe and happy holiday season as well — and a very happy New Year!
Love my earrings!!! Thank you so much. It’s always a pleasure doing business with you, with by mail or in person. Love Palms and refer you to everyone I know that visits Albuquerque. Thanks, again.
Just wanted to express my appreciation for the history, and how much I have enjoyed being a Palms customer for four decades. (I seem to recall that it was about 1972 or 1973 that we first found your shop.) There aren’t many small family businesses that have survived three generations through good times and bad, and are still going strong.
Thank you for sharing the story of Palms Trading Company. Truly a part of the modern history of Albuquerque…and a Valued Asset. Cheers.
I’m from Albuquerque and I’ve been your customer for many years. I remember my mom taking me to the Palms in the early 70s. If anyone from anywhere asks me where to go to buy Native American jewelry or art, I send them to Palms – something I’ve done hundreds of times. Thanks for sending me your history. It’s very interesting! You will get more referrals from me and my wife will probably always get her birthday and anniversary gifts from Palms. Mucho Gusto!
Just a note to say that my most recent order from Palms Trading Company was received safe and sound yesterday afternoon. I am currently recovering from a bad fall on Thursday of last week, so the new pots helped me forget my aches and pains — They are beautiful and will add much to my collection. The Gwen Tafoya piece is marvelous, and make the third piece that I have from her. I purchased one of her pieces from your store when I was in Albuquerque in 2011. I am very impressed by the Vidal Aguilar piece. It is the first one of his that I have purchased. If you receive additional works from him in the future, please keep me in mind. Sincerely
Just received, very nicely packed indeed! My two Acoma pueblo ollas, and they are stunning! I am so pleased with them both; wonderful artistry, nicely finished! Thank you for all the attention paid to getting them here safely, and for your welcoming letter. I will be sure to visit Palms Trading Company again soon.
I just received the thunderbird earrings. I just LOVE them. They are everything I wanted and more. I am just delighted. Please tell Larry and Faye Lonjose how beautiful they are and how much I will enjoy wearing them. Also, thank you for the personal note. That was so kind of you.
Thank you for your lovely letter, and packaging up so securely the masterful Octavio Gonzalez decorative plate. I am more than thrilled! Just now, I ran back to your website, having remembered that you held another piece, a seed pot by Mr. Gonzalez! Once I had witnessed in person his artistry, I felt compelled to purchase his olla. I am SO pleased you offered the plate, as I had not seen one before, at least by him. My husband agrees that the color scheme and design are marvelous!
You guys do such a great job in packing and shipping. Looking forward to my recent purchases from today. I miss my years in Albuquerque (1974-1979). I lived two blocks away on 13th street there in Old Town. Thanks so much for brightening my snowy Friday 13th.
– E. K.
Just a note to let you know that my David Antonio pot arrived in great shape and I am so very pleased with it. It is very beautiful and is a stunning addition to my small collection of Native American pottery. Thank you for taking such excellent care in packaging and shipping, and thank you for offering such an exquisite piece for sale. We are thrilled.
I received my order today. I wanted to thank you for all the special care you put into this order! It was nice to feel like you cared as much about the fetish pieces as I do! Without a doubt, one of my most pleasant buying experiences!
A brief email to let you know that I just received my shipment of the Johnson cuff and Denetsdale pendant. They are simply gorgeous!! The cuff especially took my breath away – the Blue Ridge Turquoise is so much more vibrant in reality than the web photo conveyed. I am utterly delighted!!! Wearing it now 🙂 Thank you once again for expediting everything so promptly. You are a true professional. Have a lovely day and weekend! Warm regards
The monumental Bison fetish by Emery arrived safely yesterday. I am really impressed with its presence! – By far the largest fetish in my collection. Thank you for making it available from Palms. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
I received my order of the Marie Yazzie squash blossom earrings today, and I wanted to convey to you my pleasure both in the piece itself but also in the overall experience in doing business with Palms Trading, I was particularly touched by your hand-written note included with the piece. I have long followed your website, and this was my first purchase. Your site is a favorite of mine for several reasons: first, where possible, you identify by name the artists who create your pieces. I know of no sadder experience when perusing Indian jewelry than to encounter a site where no effort is made to identify the Indian woman/man who struggled to create the piece the site is exhibiting; second, you provide pieces within a range of prices; and, finally, the charitable work Mr. Bergen has personally undertaken within the Indian community is indicative of your commitment to Native American life beyond that of a mere business arrangement. I look forward to continued business with you.