American Indian Earrings and American Indian Jewelry are an American heritage that have been handed down from the American Indians of Southwest regions of the United States since about 1870. The American Indians as well as many others in the Southwestern USA have made an industry out of American Indian Turquoise Jewelry and it is known throughout the world for its unique qualities. American Indian Jewelry is made with American Turquoise from Arizona and Nevada and is set in Sterling Silver. There are many styles of American Indian Jewelry which is made by Native Navajo Indians, Zuni Indians and the Hopi Indians of the American Southwestern United States.
Turquoise was discovered by the American Indians of the Southwest in Arizona and New Mexico as early as 300 B.C. Turquoise was used early on in ceremonies and by medicine men for healing. The Native American Indians worshipped the gemstone and believed is was put on earth from the great ones above. As Turquoise became more plentiful the American Indians began working the Turquoise into Turquoise Beads and soon, other items that they could wear. Turquoise has played an important roll in the Southwest regions of America for over 2000 years! American Indian Earrings with quality Turquoise are one of our specialties here at Durango Silver Company, this informational page is meant to help you gain some important knowledge directly related to American Indian Earrings.
Below, you will find photos of American Indian Earrings along with a description of what you are looking at in the photo.
Above and to the left is a beautiful pair of Navajo Handmade cluster gemstone Silver Earrings made with Gaspeite, Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Sugilite and Coral. This pair of American Indian Earrings are handmade multi color cluster dangle earrings by Navajo artist Geneva Apachito. This combination of gemstones are festive and bright. Cluster stone work such as this pair of Earrings are typical quality Navajo Earrings that can be found at Durango Silver Company.
To the right are a pair of elegant yet simple spider web Tortoise Turquoise Dangle Earrings by Native American artist Sheryl Martinez. These Navajo American Indian Earrings were made in Sterling Silver and Turquoise, they are dangle earrings and are petite and light weight. A pair of Silver and Turquoise Dangle Earrings like this pair would be a great addition to any Sterling Silver Jewelry or Turquoise Jewelry collection.
Above and to the left is a pair of Handmade Pilot Mountain Turquoise Stud Earrings by JM Barbje. A simplistic design, bezel set with raindrops and fluted raindrops. easy to wear, lightweight design focusing on the stone. Simply Gorgeous! This type of American Indian Earring is quite popular as many people like contemporary Jewelry and this style of American Indian Earrings will easily fit into their lifestyle.
To the right is a pair of American Indian Earrings handmade in Sterling Silver with beautiful Colorado Turquoise from the Manassa Turquoise Mine. These Turquoise and Silver Earrings were Navajo made in a classic stamped Silver design, this style is timeless for Navajo Silver work and Southwestern Silver Jewelry as well. American Indian Earrings are generally very affordable and Durango Silver Company always has a large selection available in all price ranges.
To the left above is a pair of American Indian Earrings inlaid with opal and Blue Turquoise. This pair of American Indian Dangle Earrings are beautiful and the inlay is beautiful, they were created by Native American artist Albert Francisco. This pair of Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings are impeccably inlaid with high quality Utah Variscite, Blue Diamond Turquoise from Nevada and Opal. Each Earring features two large minty green inlaid Utah Variscite stones, two inlaid Blue Diamond Turquoise stones and one Opal inlay.
To the right is a pair of Native American Indian Earrings handmade and inlaid in a cobble stone style with Spiny Oyster shell. This pair of Navajo handmade Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings feature high quality orange and purple Spiny Oyster shell that is inlaid into the silver earrings like the bricks in a Cobble Stone street. The purple Spiny stones are separated by Silver in the center of the Earrings.
To the left above is a pair of American Indian Earrings with double oval Turquoise stones set in a bezel and rope design with fluted and round raindrops on the bottom os each Earring. The Turquoise is Sleeping Beauty which is very popular and sky blue. This pair of Dangle Earrings were handmade by Navajo Artist Geneva Apachito. These are great examples of American Indian Earrings.
To the right is a two Stone pair of Dangle Royston Boulder Turquoise Earrings by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. These handmade Sterling Silver Earrings are simple yet elegant. They can be worn here in the Southwest or in New York City and be a hit with everyone. The Ribbon Turquoise is the Turquoise vein running through the host rock cut into a stone, rather than the turquoise cut out of the host rock and then cut into a cabochon. Ribbon Turquoise has become very popular in the last couple of years and this particular Ribbon Turquoise is extra special as it is very colorful and from our collection of old stock that was mined in the 1940's. These are great examples of American Indian Earrings.
To the left is a Navajo cluster style Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Stud Earrings and Pendant set by Native America artist Steve Yazzie. These gorgeous Sterling Silver Stud Earrings focus on one large Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone which is surrounded by 12 small round stones. All of these bright blue American Turquoise stones are set in serrated Sterling Silver bezels. The cluster style Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant matches the American Indian Earrings perfectly. This Navajo Cluster style Sterling Silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise earrings and pendant set would be a wonderful addition or start to any Native American Jewelry or Turquoise Jewelry collection.
Above and to the right is a pair of American Indian Earrings with Broken Arrow Turquoise in a teardrop shape that hang from fluted Silver Concho's. This pair of Turquoise Dangle Earrings by J.A. Genova - Navajo Artist. This pair of handmade Sterling Silver Earrings are great examples of American Indian Jewelry as well as a beautiful and colorful pair of Navajo Indian made Earrings. Broken Arrow Turquoise is from Mina, Nevada USA. These are great examples of American Indian Earrings.
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