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Gilbert Ortega Galleries

Neighbourhood: Downtown Scottsdale
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Address: 7155 E 5th Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3217
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+1 480-941-9281
10:00 - 19:00
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Gilbert Ortega Native American Galleries was founded in 1958 by Fourth...

Gilbert Ortega Native American Galleries was founded in 1958 by Fourth generation trader Gilbert Ortega Sr. We have been Trading and selling all different types of Native American Jewelry, Fine Art, and crafts for generations. We strive to find the highest quality pieces at the best prices for our Customers.

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Over Priced but well worth the Look

We have stopped in this store a number of times as they have a large display of both modern and pawn Native American jewelry for sale. They also offer a number of other Native... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw a polished stone in the store that I really liked and told the salesperson I wanted it. I asked her if the sticker price was the best price they could offer and she went to check with someone. The manager (i assume) came back and looked at it; then said the price was wrong, grabbed the item and went... More 

Thank Detroit2017
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have stopped in this store a number of times as they have a large display of both modern and pawn Native American jewelry for sale. They also offer a number of other Native American items but you have to be aware that while some items may look western they may be in fact imported. While we did purchase some... More 

Thank Buttman73
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to go to if you are looking for a unique piece of furniture for you home. They also sell arts/crafts and touristy items. We typically stop in a few times per year. In the past I've purchased Talavera China from them as well.

Thank Truck006
Atlanta, Georgia
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117 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We stop in here every year when we come to Arizona. And usually the staff is super attentive and knowledgeable. But this trip? What a disappointment. The young man working there was a smart aleck and was obnoxious- if a coworker overheard him, nobody stepped forward to assist us or to see if they could close a sale. We've crossed... More 

Thank traveljunky88
Leesburg, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Huge variety of Native American jewelry, furnishings, and everything beautiful. I'll be wedding shopping there this week.

Thank WildFlower_19
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Was specifically looking for some of the 'old pawn' turquoise and found a great selection here, much with the original tickets still on. The staff was nice enough to polish the silver (which had turned black on some of the pieces) for me. The quality was great and the selection was wonderful. I was very pleased with the attention from... More 

1 Thank Peter R
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Even if you are not there to buy, check out Gilbert Ortega's! They have thousands of jewelry items as well as beautiful, one of a kind furniture pieces and décor. A great place to get an introduction to the different styles of Pueblo and Navajo jewelry. Extremely knowledgeable and courteous staff. Some of the most beautiful globes I have ever... More 

1 Thank Stephanie M
Amherst, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you only have the time (or patience) for one Southwest shopping stop, this would be time well spent. There is such a variety of things to view, it's like a store, museum and gallery on one: jewelry, artwork, furniture, Native American artifacts…but none of the kitschy stuff you'll find in other shops.

Thank PriscillaKerrs
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This is a wonderful, beautiful jewelry, artifact store. Plan to spend a while here. There are so many beautiful things to look at. Many vintage pieces as well as modern day pieces of jewelry, rugs, pottery. I was lucky enough to meet and be waited on by Gilbert's granddaughter. She was knowledgable, patient, and helpful. My friend and I made... More 

1 Thank Margaret F
Whitehorse, Yukon
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

There are multiple Gilbert Ortega galleries in Old Town Scottsdale. We found some were excellent though - especially the largest one. Huge and varied selection of high-end art from various tribes in the southwest and prices were reasonable - consistent with quality of items.

Thank muklukmary

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