American Native Indian Jewelry is an American heritage that has been handed down to our nation from the Native American Indians of Southwestern United States since about 1870. The Native American Indians as well as many others in the Southwestern regions of the United States have made an industry out of Turquoise Jewelry and it is respected worldwide for its uniqueness and quality. Native American Turquoise Jewelry is generally made with American Turquoise from Arizona and Nevada and set in Sterling Silver. There are many forms and types of Native American Turquoise Jewelry which is made by Native Navajo Indians, Zuni Indians, Hopi Indians, Hispanics and Anglos of the American Southwest.
The Native American Indians discovered Turquoise in Arizona and New Mexico as early as 300 B.C. They worshipped the gemstone and believed is was put on earth from the great ones above. I was used early on in ceremonies and by medicine men for healing. As Turquoise became more plentiful Native American Indians began working the Turquoise into Turquoise Beads and ornamental items that they could wear. Turquoise has played a very important roll in the Southwestern regions of America for 2000 years!
Above and to the left is a beautiful piece of American Native Indian Jewelry handmade by Navajo artist Edison Yazzie. This Silver Inlaid Pendant has twenty three gemstones that are hand inlaid into this fine Inlay Pendant in a classic Navajo Rug design. The design of this inlay pendant is has orange Spiny Oyster Shell, “Robin’s Egg” blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and Black Jade. This is a sterling silver pendant with a matching bale that will fit a large silver chain or leather. The workmanship in this beautiful Native American Inlay Pendant is world class and is 100% handmade.
To the right is a pictorial Turquoise Inlay Bracelet by Navajo artist Edison Yazzie. This is a fantastic handmade piece of Native American Indian Jewelry artwork This is a wonderful Artisan handcrafted Bracelet that features fancy hand cut inlaid mosaic design. This is a colorful Silver Turquoise Inlay Bracelet that is exquisitely inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Black Jade, Picture Jasper, Tiger's Eye, Ivory, Wild Horse, Opal and Spider Web Tibetan Turquoise in a complex geometric pattern. The color combination is great and the design is exceptional. Edison is Navajo Indian Silversmith and a great craftsman, his work is beautiful, well constructed and very high quality. Edison’s style is unique in that he cuts angles and curves in the gemstones that are unusual for inlaid Silver Jewelry. This is a great piece of Native American Native Indian Jewelry!
To the left is a Navajo Silver Inlay Ring for men by American Native Indian Artist Edison Yazzie. Colorado Picture Jasper is the star of the inlay in this contemporary Inlay Ring for. The pattern of the inlaid stones in this Navajo inlay ring for men is based on a classic Native American rug design and uses Black Jade, Colorado Picture Jasper, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Arizona. These wonderful natural gemstones are inlaid into a beautiful designed Sterling Silver Mens Ring. The color combination in this Navajo inlay ring for men is striking and will fetch many compliments. This Ring will be a highlight of your Silver Jewelry collection. Proudly handmade in America, this Native American made Navajo inlay ring for men is hallmarked “Edison Yazzie” and stamped sterling.
Above and to the right is an outstanding Native American Royston Turquoise Ring handmade in Sterling Silver with a beautiful Royston Turquoise stone by Navajo Artisan, Ben Yazzie. Ben has created this gorgeous Women's Silver Ring in a contemporary design with special features. The Royston Turquoise Stone is of unusual quality and is an attractive oval shape. This exceptional Ring has hand stamped heavy weight bezel that has 6 prongs with a Silver raindrop at the top of each prong at the stone bezel. This is a special Navajo Silver Ring made by Ben Yazzie that is a one of a kind. A great piece of American Native Indian Jewelry!
To the left - Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cuff Bracelet by Navajo artist Patrick Yazzie. This is a great piece of American Native Indian Jewelry, a handcrafted Turquoise and Silver Cuff Bracelet features sixty, oval cut, natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochons. . All of these high grade Gem Turquoise cabochons are set in a heavy silver cuff Bracelet. This Fashion Turquoise Bracelet would be a great start or addition to any Silver Jewelry or Turquoise Jewelry collection, it was made to be a Mens or Women's Native American Artisan Handmade Bracelet by Navajo Indian Artisan, Patrick Yazzie.
To the right is an authentic Navajo handcrafted Sterling Silver Tab Necklace. This is a beautiful and attractive Turquoise Necklace has nine nugget Turquoise tabs along with a beautiful Silver Naja with sixteen Turquoise Nugget Stones. The Silver Beads are also handcrafted which makes this a very nice example of American Native Indian Jewelry.
Above and to the left is a pair of inlay Opal, Variscite and Blue Diamond Turquoise Dangle Earrings by American Native Indian artisan Albert Francisco. This Sterling Silver Earrings are inlaid with Utah Variscite, Blue Diamond Turquoise from Nevada and Opal. Each dangle Earring features two large limey green inlaid Utah Variscite stones, two Blue Diamond Turquoise stones and one Opal inlay. All of the stones are separated by thin sterling silver inlays. This pair of Zuni Inlay Earrings are great pieces of American Native Indian Jewelry and would be good additions to any Silver Jewelry collection.
To the right is a classic cluster style Mediterranean Coral, Spiny Oyster, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pair of Earrings by Native American Indian Artist Erma Arviso. From this cluster hangs three sterling silver repose marques. These Earrings are artisan handmade in New Mexico, USA and stamped “E.A.” This is a colorful pair of American Native Indian Earrings that would ad color to any dress style.
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