Antique Turquoise Jewelry - Antique Indian Jewelry from the Southwestern United States has become very collectible. Turquoise Jewelry designs have changed dramatically since the early years and there are many factors that make Antique Turquoise Jewelry highly desirable for collectors worldwide. The first Turquoise Jewelry was made for the Native American Indians themselves to be worn. this type of Antique Turquoise Jewelry has additional significant value to collectors as it was the first phase of Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest.
The Navajo took silver coins they would obtain from the U.S. Calvary and then the Indian Traders, melt them down in camp fires, pour the molten metal into ingots and then pound the ingots into sheet and wire to form their Jewelry, this is called Navajo Ingot Jewelry.
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