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Zuni Jewelry

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Zuni Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Zuni Jewelry

Zuni Jewelry – John has just created a new Zuni Jewelryeducational presentation page that you may be interested in viewing, you can go here to see it! We have also just purchased a very nice collection of old Zuni Jewelry that came out of the Shonto Trading Post which we will be putting up shortly.

The Zuni Indians are located just south of the Navajo Indian Reservation which is about 32 mile S.E. of Gallup New Mexico. Zuni Jewelry began around 1880 when the Navajo Silversmiths taught them the trade. The original Zuni Jewelry was similar to Navajo Jewelry until they started working with Turquoise and creating Zuni Turquoise Jewelry. The Zuni took to lapidary work and began incorporating Turquoise in very unique designs into their Jewelry.

Take a look at this page if you are interested.