Indian Turquoise Jewelry began when the Spaniards came up from the south (Mexico) in search of Gold. The Navajo People admired the fancy silverwork the Spaniards had on their horses and one man named Atsidi Sani, a blacksmith, convinced the Spaniards to teach him how to work silver. It is believe Atsidi actually started working with silver around 1870-1873. Navajo Silver and Turquoise started showing up around 1880.
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