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Inlay Jewelry by Edison Yazzie

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Native American Handmade Inlay Jewelry

Edison Yazzie Inlay Jewelry
Dillon Hartman and Edison Yazzie in Durango, CO

Durango Silver Company is proud to carry American Indian handmade inlay jewelry by Edison Yazzie of New Mexico, USA.

American Indian Inlay Jewelry

Gemstone Inlay Jewelry is some of the most popular American Jewelry on the market today.  Inlay jewelry is made around the world, however it was made popular by Zuni Native American artists during the Route 66 days. In those days the inlay jewelry was mainly made in channels.  Some of the finer artisans would get into multi color inlay in one channel.  The Zuni artisans would use a classic color scheme of red coral, Turquoise, Mother or Pearl, and black Jet.  The would also make designs in different channels with only Turquoise, Coral or Black Jet Inlay Jewelry.  Every year their skills would increase and the Zuni would try to out do each other in the intricate patterns in their inlay jewelry.  As time went buy American Indian Inlay Jewelry became more and more popular and started to rival Navajo style silver jewelry in sales.  Once this happened Native Peoples from other tribes as well as anglo artisans start to make silver inlay jewelry.

Edison Yazzie Inlay Jewelry

Modern Native American Inlay Jewelry

Today wonderful sterling silver and gemstone inlay jewelry is made by artisans from all over the world.  This intricate style of gemstone jewelry is one of the most popular types of silver jewelry and gold jewelry on earth!  Today’s inlay jewelry is made in both gold and silver and uses almost every gemstone known to man.

Edison Yazzie is one of the inlay jewelry artists that is really keeping this gorgeous art form alive and well.  Edison Yazzie pushes the limits with his modern inlay jewelry and with the unique gemstone combinations he uses in he high end Native American Inlay Jewelry.  Edison loves to make intricate inlay patterns with vivid gemstones such as Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Gaspeite, Coral and Opal.  Edison also make beautiful earthtone inlay jewelry with Picture Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, Black Jade and more.   Edison Yazzie is one of the best modern day Inlay Jewelry artists around. 

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