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Native Bands from the American Southwest are beautiful and have a lot of character. Native Bands and Silver Jewelry began in the Southwestern United States about 1865 when a Navajo Blacksmith named Atsidi Sani learned how to work Silver from the Spaniards who were in this are in search of Gold and Silver. Native Bands were some of the first types of Silver Jewelry made by the Navajo Silversmiths in the early years of Indian Jewelry. They were highly sought after by the Navajo people and it was not long before many Navajos took up Silversmithing to make a living.
Southwestern Native Bands
By the 1920’s, tourism had begun in the Southwest and Native Bands of Silver were one of the most popular item the tourists wanted for souvenirs. By the 1930’s, Indian Traders from the Southwest were bringing Native Bands and Indian Jewelry out west to Southern California and Hollywood. Turquoise Jewelry, Silver Jewelry and Native Bands became very popular in California and a giant new market for Southwestern Silver Jewelry took off in the brisk California marketplace.
Today, Native Bands from the American Southwest are world class and have some of the most creative designs of any Silver Jewelry being made. Durango Silver Company specializes in Native Bands and Silver Ring Bands, we believe we have some of the most outstanding Artisan crafted Silver Bands coming out of the Southwest today. We invite you to check out the Native Bands we have available and we encourage you to come back often as we put up new Jewelry on a daily basis.
We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company the next time you are considering Native Bands.