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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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Native American Jewelry

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Native American Jewelry

Native American Jewelry Native American Jewelry is our specialty at Durango Silver Company! We have been in the Native American Indian Jewelry business for nearly 40 years now and have been very active in collecting and supplying some of the finest quality Native American Jewelry, Native American Indian Jewelry and Native American Silver Jewelry coming out of Southwestern USA.

We have created a great informational presentation on Native American Jewelry – we invite you to check it out as there is a lot of good information and photos you will appreciate.

Native American Jewelry

Native American Jewelry and Native American Indian Jewelry from the American Southwest is different then any other Silver Jewelry made elsewhere in the world! It has a special beauty of its own, it is beautiful, ethnic and handcrafted making it appear natural when worn. Native American Jewelry with authentic Turquoise is one of the #1 types of spiritual and metaphysical types of Silver Jewelry in the world and is used extensively by Spiritual Healers around the globe.

Native American Silver Jewelry is an American heritage and Native American Indian Jewelry is one of the most unique type of Jewelry that has been made in the United States in the last 150 years. It is cherished by many Americans as well as Silver Jewelry collectors around the globe! Check out our great informational directory of presentation pages on Native American Silver Jewelry.

Native American Jewelry

Durango Silver Company is one of the leading dealers in authentic Native American Jewelry, we invite you to visit our online store or our historic Trading Company / Silver Gallery located in Durango, Colorado USA to see our presentation of Native American Jewelry.

Native Jewelry

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Native Jewelry

Native Jewelry with Bisbee TurquoiseNative Jewelry styles were different in every Native American Indian tribe, but the differences were less marked than with other arts and crafts, because Native jewelry and the materials used for making it (beads, shells, copper and silver, ivory, amber, turquoise and other stones) were major trade items long before the arrival of Europeans in America. After colonization, Native jewelry-making traditions remained strong, incorporating, rather than being replaced by, new materials and techniques such as glass beads and more advanced metalworking techniques. There are two very general categories of American Native jewelry: metalwork, and beadwork. Before Europeans came native jewelry and Native American metalwork was fairly simple, consisting primarily of hammering and etching copper into pendants or earrings and fashioning copper and silver into beads. After Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo artists learned silversmithing from the Spanish in the 1800′s, native jewelry arts Native Jewelry - Inlay Turquoise Buckleblossomed in the Southwest, and distinctive native jewelry like the squash blossom necklace, Hopi silver overlay bracelets, and Navajo turquoise inlay rings developed from the fusion of the new techniques with traditional designs. Native beadwork, on the other hand, was already extremely advanced in pre-Columbian times, including the fine grinding of turquoise, coral, and shell beads into smooth heishi necklaces, the delicate carving of individual wood and bone beads, the soaking and piecing of porcupine quills, and the intricate stitching of thousands of beads together. The bead jewelry is still a major part of today’s native jewelry. All of the old forms of beadwork are still going strong, though imported Czech seed beads have been the favored medium among many Indian artists for centuries now. Today vintage native jewelry and modern native jewelry, especially Silver Jewelry, turquoise jewelry is extremely populare and collectible.

Vintage Native Jewelry from America

Vintage Native JewelryVintage Native jewelry around the world is valuable, especially vintage Native American Jewelry. The Turquoise used in Vintage Native Jewelry is very important, as it is a great way to further identify the authentic American Native Jewelry. Native Jewelry from America, especially silver jewelry, turquoise jewelry is especially popular and collectible.  Vintage native jewelry is known for its heavy construction.  A lot of the vintage Native American jewelry was made with heavy silver and large Turquoise stones.  Of all the vintage Native American jewelry and vintage silver jewelry from American some of the most collectible and most famous is the antique Navajo jewelry.  A lot of the vintage Native American Jewelry you will find in pawn shops or in a southwest silver gallery will be Zuni Native Jewelry such as Petti Point JewelryNeedle Point Jewelry or Inlay Jewelry.  Any type of Vintage Indian Jewelry you purchase will be well worth the investment, so never hesitate to invest in vintage or antique Native American Jewelry or vintage silver jewelry.

Modern Native Jewelry from America

Modern Native JewelryModern Native jewelry is comprised mainly of plain silver jewelry, gold jewelry, inlay jewelry, petti point jewelry, needle point jewelry, and navajo jewelry style with an emphasis on Turquoise Jewelry.  Learn more on our Native American presentation page or by shopping our selection of Native Jewelry.  You will find that Durango Silver Company handles a wide variety of silver jewelry including Turquoise jewelry, Indian jewelry, gemstone jewelry and gold jewelry.  We try our best to have a wide variety of HIGH END handmade jewelry at the best price.  We cary Turquoise Beaded Jewelry, silver jewelry – vintage and modern.

Thank you for your interest in our article on Native Jewelry.