Born in 1946, Ray is the son of Ike and Tonita R. Lovato. He began helping his mother and father with their jewelry-making when he was eleven years old.

Ray is known for his use of a wide variety of stones and a huge range of different turquoise, specializing in natural, untreated turquoise. He makes jaclas and nugget drop earrings, as well as single and multi-strand necklaces, some with tabs or tab pendants. His beads are handmade.

Ray has won many awards in the Santa Fe Indian Market.

Tribal Affiliation

Santo Domingo

At The Case Trading Post