The traditional Native American jewelry is found in the Southwest at many galleries, foundations, and through catalogs. Some of the most prominent designs and techniques are specific to certain tribes, but not entirely exclusive.
Native American jewelry can include channel inlay, clusters, mosaic inlays. The first stones in the originally tribal jewelry were often just rough and picked up off ground.
The Navaho tribe adores the big stones and heavy jewelry. When the trading posts arrived in the late 1800’s, the stones were refined through grinding wheels to obtain their glossy appearance.
Turquoise remains the most popular in Native America jewelry today, with many different regional variations in color and matrix. Most pieces are normally identified by where the stone was quarried, mined, or found, but with so many pieces now in the marketplace it is not always reliable.
Genuine Navaho jewelry can be found at the local Indian Markets, most notably the Governor’s Palace in Santa Fe. Various Native American from tribes and pueblos from the Santa Fe area gather at the Governor’s Palace every morning to sell their merchandise.
For anyone looking for beautiful authentic jewelry, this is place to stop off at as well for Native American art and pottery. Another excellent source available on-line is the Southwest Indian Foundation, where the proceeds of sales goes directly to the artisans and benefits their tribes.
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