Hello! I'm Nina Rae Chavez
I’m a New Mexico gal through and through. What sums me up in a nutshell - I’m a turquoise collector, old soul, lover of: (fresh air, pretty country, open skies, calloused hands & working cattle).
I’m married to my college sweetheart and trying to live my best life. You won’t hardly see photos of me because I hide from the camera like no other. I am most comfortable in mens button up shirts, blue jeans and a hat with a pair of turquoise earrings on of course.
I’ve always been drawn to Native American jewelry. It didn’t hurt that I grew up in North West New Mexico with so many talented artists and tribes being plentiful in the area.
My mom and dad would buy me pieces when I was little and my dad dressed me up even to go work cattle. He would say, "just because you can work with the men doesn’t mean you have to look like them", as we would be leaving out in the morning.
I don’t think there is a day I have gone without a pair of earrings and a ring on.
My step-dad was in the Native American jewelry business for over 25 years. I learned a lot and still do from him. He used to bring pieces home for my mother and I to choose from time to time. I would study them with him. Listening to him talk about the artist, intricacy of the piece itself and so on and so forth. I could kick myself for not paying better attention when I was super young to the artists or details I do now.
He would get my mother the most beautiful pieces for birthday and Christmas gifts. From time to time in college she would call me and ask me if I had seen a piece of hers. I would reply yes you said I could borrow it I just hadn’t returned it yet.
When I got married and moved away from home people would ask where I got my pieces from. That is how Two Rivers started and what gal doesn’t want to shop for turquoise??!!! The name? My husband and I couldn’t agree on anything. We just so happen to live by the Pecos and Feliz Rivers. Welcome to my page. If you have made it this far you have figured out I can be pretty long winded.
Thanks for staying a bit.