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Navajo Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

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We have just finished a great informational page on Navajo Silver Jewelry and invite you to come and take a look at it. You will find some great photos with informational text on Silver Jewelry made by the Navajo Indian Silversmiths.

Navajo Silver Jewelry began in about 1865 when a Navajo named Atsidi Sani learned how to work with silver from the Spanairds who were up in this area searching for Silver and Gold. Atsidi Sani is known as the first Navajo Silversmith to make Navajo Silver Jewelry as well as being the first Navajo Silversmith to make Navajo Silver and Turquoise Jewelry.

Navajo Silver Jewelry with Turquoise

It was around 1870 when Atsidi Sani first used Turquoise in his Navajo Silver Jewelry and when he did it was a great hit and it quickly became in high demand by the Navajo People as well as the white settlers and Californians. You can read more about Navajo Silver Jewelry on our educational presentation page.

Navajo Silver Jewelry Today

Today the Navajo Silversmiths still produce Silver Jewelry and it is admired and collected worldwide. Navajo Silver Jewelry is handmade so it is not like many other types of Silver Jewelry where they mass produce thousands of one design. The Navajo Silversmiths generally produce one of each piece that they make and then go onto another design. This is typical and standard for Navajo Silver Jewely.

Durango Silver Company has been dealing in Navajo Silver Jewelry for nearly 40 years. We have collected old pawn Navajo Jewelry, Silver Bracelets, Silver Rings, Silver Earrings, Silver Necklaces and more. We continue buying and trading for Navajo Silver Jewelry on a weekly basis and always have a great supply on hand. Our Trading Post is located in the heart of Navajo Jewelry country so we have access to the best Navajo Silver Jewelry coming out of the Southwest.

Also see Navajo Silver Jewelry on Wikipedia – navajo silver jewelry

Indian Jewelry

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Navajo Indian JewelryNative American Indian Jewelry is unique from any other Silver Jewelrymade elsewhere in the world. The Navajo are world famous for their extensive Silver Stamp work.

Their stampwork is done by scribing  guide lines in the Silver with a pair of dividers. Once this is done they use stamping tools made our of old files or steel that can be tempered and use a heavy hammer to stamp the designs in deep into the Silver.

Most Navajo Silversmithsmake their own stamps by softening the steel by using a torch and heating the metal red hot and letting it cool down slowly. They then use small files to file the designs into the steel. Once they have the stamp the way they want it, they harden the steel by heating up red hot again and then when the metal is just the right temperature, they quench it in oil or cold water.

Navajo Indian Jewelry with stampwork is unusual and collectible. Check our our Navajo Silversmith  page.

Navajo Silver and Navajo Turquoise Jewelry

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Navajo Silver Jewelry

Durango Silver Company has been dealing in Navajo Indian Jewelry and Navajo Turquoise for over forty years. We have had our Native American Indian Trading Post since 1976 and have dealt in Navajo Silver Bracelets and Navajo Silver Cuff Bracelets along with Navajo Pendants, Navajo Rings, Navajo Necklaces, Navajo Earrings, Navajo Buckles and Concho Belts. We have become very knowledgeable in both Antique Navajo Jewelry and Vintage Navajo Jewelry. We have had Navajo Silversmiths work for us for forty years making all types of Sterling Silver Jewelry.

We have collected and mined Turquoise for a very long time and have had Navajo Indians work with us in Cutting our Turquoise and then we have had them put the Turquoise Stones they cut into Navajo Turquoise Jewelry. Some of the Silver Jewelry items they made were Navajo Turquoise Bracelets, Navajo Turquoise Earrings, Navajo Turquoise Necklace and Navajo Turquoise Rings. The Navajo’s called their Turquoise and Silver JewelryNavajo Turquoise” , we had a lot of fun with their slang and the Navajo’s are a lot of fun to be around. They have always been great to work with as when they work, they get to it and pay close attention to all aspects of their job.

We have had great years in the Turquoise Jewelry business and the Navajo Indians have been a big factor in the success of our business. Durango Silver Company always has a lot of Navajo Silver and Navajo Turquoise Jewelry on hand and we continuously make new pieces to add to our collection which we offer for sale online.

Check out our Turquoise Jewelry page, Indian Jewelry page and our Silver Jewelry page.

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