Native American Silver Jewelry began approximately 1865 when a Navajo Blacksmith by the name of Atsidi Sani learned how to work Silver from the Spaniards who were in what is now the Four Corners Region of the United States searching for Silver and Gold. Native American Silver Jewelry has come a long way since its early years, it has now reached the four corners of the world and is highly respected by respected people, worldwide. The Navajo, Zuni and Hopi Native American Indians along with other contemporary Americans native to the Southwestern regions of the USA have developed a high standard for what we call Native American Silver Jewelry.
Native American Silver Jewelry is now world class Jewelry and is collected by Jewelry connoisseur's around the globe. Turquoise has become extremely desirable to civilizations all over the globe, it is now in high demand and known to be of great value to many. Durango Silver Company handles and produces some of the finest quality Native American Silver Jewelry coming out of the Southwest today, we invite you to view this presentation as well as to explore our online store to view some awesome Native American Silver Jewelry that we currently have available for purchase.
To the left is a beautiful piece of Silver Jewelry Native American handmade by Native American artist Alton Bedonie. This outstanding Spiderweb Turquoise Native American Silver Bracelet is a knockout as it has intense Silver overlay work with a very special spiderweb Turquoise Gemstone from the Kingman Turquoise Mine, which is located in Arizona USA. Native American Silver Jewelry of this quality is wearable art that is highly collectible today and will become rare heirlooms that are very valuable in the years to come.
To the right is an exceptional piece of Native American Silver Jewelry that is inlaid with Turquoise, Black Jade and Spiny Oyster Shell. The entire Bracelet was handmade by Native American Artisan Edison Yazzie, he hand crafted the Channeled Bracelet frame and then he hand cut each individual stone to complete this beautiful mosaic design into a fabulous Native American Handmade Silver Bracelet. The inlay work of Edison is exciting to wear and everyone who sees it is in awe. What a great example of modern Native American silver jewelry. You can see more American Indian bracelets on our presentation page.
Silver Native American Jewelry as in this pair of Carico Lake Turquoise Earrings to the left, as well as the Coral Earrings on the right are pieces of Native American Silver Jewelry that are part of our American Heritage. They are magnificent to wear today, however, they will become precious American Antiques in the future. Quality Native American Indian Silver Jewelry from Durango Silver Company is hard to find in the world marketplace, we strive hard to find and produce the Silver Jewelry that we offer our clients, we have been in this business for nearly 40 years and have the eye for exceptional Silver Jewelry and you can count on us for high quality authentic Native American Silver Jewelry.
To the right is a pair of Native American Silver and Mediterranean Coral Inlaid Earrings that are an outstanding example of modern day Native American Silver Jewelry being produced in the American Southwest and marketed by Durango Silver Company. This pair of Cobble Stone Inlay Red Coral Dangle Earrings were made by Native American artist Julius Burbank. These contemporary Sterling Silver dangle earrings feature natural red Italian Coral that is inlaid like the bricks in a Cobble Stone street. These gorgeous Mediterranean Coral stones are separated by inlays of Sterling Silver. This is all inlaid into handmade sterling silver channel piece and then completed into dangle earrings. A lot of the modern Native American silver jewelry is being made in the inlay jewelry style.
To the left is a Zuni Indian handmade Ranger style belt buckle set by Don and Viola Eriacho. This ranger buckle set features a buckle, two keepers, and a tip. It is intricately inlaid with Mediterranean Coral, Mother of Pearl, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. This color combination is traditional for Zuni Inlay Jewelry. This ranger set is made of substantial weight Sterling Silver with bead designs and a sunburst design on the tip. The buckle set was made by husband and wife team Don and Viola Eriacho who are longtime Zuni Indian Silversmiths and lapidary artists. This is a very different type of Native American Silver Jewelry then that made by the classic Navajo artists.
To the right is a contemporary Sterling Silver Men’s Zuni Inlay Ring with earth tone colored gemstones. This quality Mens Ring features Colorado Picture Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, Black Onyx and “Ox Blood” red Italian Coral, all gemstones are 100% natural. This Sterling Silver Zuni inlay ring is solid, thick and a quality piece of Native American Silver Jewelry. The color scheme of this ring makes it a great Mens Ring which is easy to wear. This is a very classic example of Native American Silver Jewelry.
Above and to the left is a Bisbee Turquoise Pendant which is considered classic Native American Silver Jewellery handmade by a Navajo Silversmith from the Southwest USA. Native American Jewellery such as this is common in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado and has been made for over a 150 years. Bisbee Turquoise is very rare as well as valuable you can read more about Bisbee Turquoise on its informational site. You can see more American Indian Rings in our presentation page.
To the right is an older piece of Native American Indian Jewelry made by a Zuni Indian in the 1940’s. This is considered Vintage Indian Jewelry and is an exceptional example of Zuni lapidary work. This pin was hand constructed in Sterling Silver and then inlaid with Turquoise, Coral, Jet and Mother of Pearl. What a great example of vintage Native American silver jewelry.
We hope you have enjoyed our presentation on Native American Silver Jewelry and have gained some useful knowledge from it. We invite you to learn more about Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry by following the links in our Learning Center to other informational pages that we have written on different topics related to Turquoise Jewelry. In addition, we would like to invite you to join our E-Mail Newsletter - about once every other month we send out a Newsletter to inform our members of what's happening with Durango Silver Company, new products, specials for our members and more. We also have a monthly drawing from our member base to give away free Turquoise Jewelry from our company. Please take a moment to become one of our friends by signing in below.
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