American Indian Jewelry and Native American Earrings are an American heritage that have been handed down from the American Indians of the United States since the 1870's. The Native American Indians in the Southwestern USA have made an industry out of Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry and it is known around the globe for its bold color's and uniqueness. Native American Jewelry is made with American Turquoise from Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona and it is set in Silver to create some of the most beautiful Jewelry on earth. There are many styles of Native American Earrings which are made by the Navajo Indians, Zuni Indians and the Hopi Indians of the American Southwest.
Turquoise has been used as early as 300 B.C. in ceremonies and by medicine men for healing. The Native American Indians worshipped Turquoise and believed is was put on this world from the great fathers above. As Turquoise became more plentiful the Native American Indians began using it in Turquoise Beads and soon, other items to adorn themselves. Turquoise has been an important gemstone in the history of the Southwestern regions of America for over 2000 years! Native American Earrings with quality Turquoise is our specialty at Durango Silver Company, this presentation is meant to help educate and give you some good knowledge directly related to Native American Earrings.
You will find photos of Native American Earrings along their descriptions below.
Above and to the left is a pair of Native American Earrings with oval Turquoise gemstones bezel set with rope designed, they have fluted and round raindrops on the bottom of each Earring. This pair of Dangle Earrings were handmade by Navajo Artist Geneva Apachito. The Turquoise in these Native American Earrings is Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Arizona. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is about the most popular Turquoise in the world today due to it clear sky blue color.
To the right is a double stone pair of Dangle Boulder Turquoise Earrings by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. These handmade Sterling Silver Earrings are simple yet colorful and enchanting. Ribbon Turquoise displays the Turquoise vein running through the host rock cut into a stone, this Turquoise in its natural state is very attractive to people who enjoy natural things. Ribbon Turquoise is very popular and this particular Ribbon Turquoise is extra special to us as it is outstandingly colorful! It is from our private collection of old stock that was mined in the Royston Hills of Nevada around 1940.
Above and to the left is a pair of Native American Earrings inlaid with Opal and Blue Turquoise. This pair of Native Dangle Earrings are very colorful, beautiful and the inlay is three dimensional, they were created by Native American Artist, Albert Francisco. This pair of Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings are inlaid with quality Utah Variscite, Blue Turquoise from Nevada and Opal. Each Earring features two large light green Utah Variscite stones, two Blue Diamond Turquoise stones and one Opal inlaid gemstone. This type of Native American Earring is easy to wear all day and beautiful enough to wear everyday!
To the right is a pair of colorful Native American Earrings inlaid in a cobble stone style with Spiny Oyster shell. This pair of Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings are Navajo Indian handmade, they feature high quality orange and purple Spiny Oyster shell that is inlaid into the Earrings Cobble Stone style which give them a great dimensional appearance. The purple Spiny mixed with the orange is spectacular as they are brilliant, and really stand out in a crowd. The Native American Indians of the Southwest have loved this colorful sea shell and have been trading for it to put into their Native American Earrings for decades.
Durango Silver Company produces and handles quality Native American Earrings handmade with genuine Turquoise and Sterling Silver.
Above and to the left is a pair of Navajo cluster style Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Stud Earrings along with a matching Pendant to make a set by Native American artist Steve Yazzie. This pair of Sterling Silver Stud Earrings focus on a center Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone and surrounded by 12 small round Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones. This is an age old style of Indian Jewelry that has been made by both the Zuni Indians as well as the Navajo Indians for decades and is just as popular today as they were 50 years ago. This style of Native American Earring is excitingly attractive when worn and you will find yourself wearing them more than most of the Earrings in you collection.
And to the right is a pair of Native American Earrings with Broken Arrow Turquoise from Nevada USA in a teardrop shape, the bezel set stones hang from fluted Silver Concho's. This pair of Turquoise Dangle Earrings were handmade by J.A. Genova - Navajo Artist. This pair of handmade Sterling Silver Earrings are great examples of Native American Jewelry and they have Broken Arrow Turquoise is from Mina, Nevada USA. Green Turquoise such as the stones in this pair of Earrings is very natural in appearance, subtle when worn and many people love green Turquoise for this reason.
Above and to the left is a beautiful pair of Navajo Handmade cluster gemstone Silver Earrings made with Gaspeite, Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Sugilite and Coral. This pair of Native American Earrings are handmade cluster style Native American Dangle Earrings by Navajo artist Geneva Apachito. This combination of gemstones are bright, lively and they are very attractive when worn. Cluster stone work such as in this pair of quality Southwestern Earrings can be found at Durango Silver Company.
To the right are a pair of elegant yet simple spider web Tortoise Turquoise Dangle Earrings by Native American artist Sheryl Martinez (Navajo). These Native American Earrings were made in Sterling Silver and Tortoise Turquoise that was mined and hand cut by Dillon and John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. A pair of Silver and Turquoise Dangle Earrings such as this pair would be a great addition to any Sterling Silver Jewelry or Native American Jewelry collection.
Above and to the left is a pair of Handmade Pilot Mountain Turquoise Stud Earrings by Navajo Artisan JM Barbje. They are of a simplistic design with bezel set Pilot Mountain Turquoise Stones and Silver raindrops and fluted raindrops to the bottom of the earrings. They are easy to wear, lightweight design focusing on the stone. Simply Gorgeous! This type of Native American Earring is quite popular as many people like contemporary Jewelry and this style of Native American Earrings will easily fit into their lifestyle. We have and produce many different shapes and sizes of Silver bezel set Silver Earrings.
To the right is a pair of Native American Earrings that are handcrafted in Sterling Silver with beautiful Colorado Turquoise from the Manassa Turquoise Mine. These Native American Earrings were Navajo made in a classic stamped Silver design, this style is timeless for Navajo Silver work and Southwestern Silver Jewelry as well. Durango Silver Company appreciates Navajo Silver stamp work and usually has some unique Navajo Stamped Silver Earrings on hand that are unusual.
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