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Jewelry in known to have been made before the birth of
Christ, in fact over 5000 years before Christ. Ancient Egyptians
discovered Turquoise around 5,500 B.C. and the
making of Turquoise Jewelry began shortly after. The
use of Turquoise in Silver by Native American Indians began around
1865 when a Navajo Blacksmith name Atsidi Sani learned how to
work with silver from the Spaniards that were in the American
Southwest in search of Silver and Gold.
Turquoise Jewelry, you must first define what you are interested
in. Because you have come to Indian Village, we will assume that
you are interested in Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry
from the American Southwest.
American Turquoise Jewelry
Native American Turquoise
Jewelry is some of the most unusual Jewelry made in the world.
Southwestern Artisans are from a unique area of the world and
have had an unusual way of life in the past. Their Jewelry has
a natural holistic appearance that many people connect with. Silver
is a wonderful precious metal and Turquoise is the skystone put
on earth by the great ones above, there is nothing like a piece
of Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry. It is very important
to the natives that genuine Silver and authentic Turquoise is
used in their Jewelry and it should be to you to.
Native American Jewelry is becoming harder to find as
time goes on. The American Indian youngsters are not following
their parents footsteps so much anymore. If you are concerned
that you are getting authentic American Indian Jewelry
you must be able to trust whom you are buying it from.
(Anglo/Mexican-American,) and Native American Indian Jewelry designs
have become very popular, there are many imposters making copies of
these designs in China, the Philippines, Korea, Mexico and elsewhere.
A large percentage of the Jewelry they copy is Navajo inlaid Turquoise
Jewelry, Zuni petty point and needlepoint designs. The import Turquoise
Jewelry is pleasing to the eye, however, this type of Jewelry is, most
often, not the quality of handmade Turquoise Jewelry from the American
are just looking for the look and are not concerned about the
quality, you can find imported Jewelry made with Turquoise looking
stones, (most often not real Turquoise,) in you local department
stores, on TV Shopping Networks, and on the World Wide Web. Buyer
Beware!, most often import Turquoise Jewelry is not made with
genuine Sterling Silver or genuine Turquoise.
are interested in high quality Turquoise Jewelry from The
American Southwest, the most important thing you should do is
look for and buy from a reputable dealer of authentic Native
American Turquoise Jewelry. A qualified dealer in American
Turquoise Jewelry will be happy to give you a letter of authenticity
Durango Silver Company of Durango, Colorado USA. Durango Silver
Company have been Traders to the Navajo for generations and are
very well known for having high quality authentic Native
American Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest. The
owners of Durango Silver Company have mined, collected and cut
high quality American Turquoise for over forty years. They have
worked with Native American Indians and Jewelry manufactures of
the American Southwest for generations.
page on: Native
& Mexican/American Turquoise Jewelry
Americans were instrumental in developing the look of Southwest
Silver and Turquoise designs you see today. Indian Traders and Trading
Post owners went to Southern California early on to help develop
jewelry designs that would be marketable to Californians, this became
the first major marketplace for Turquoise Jewelry. The Traders
came back to the reservations and gave the initial designs of jewelry
to the American Indians to make. Once they developed marketable
designs the market opened up and the Turquoise Jewelry industry
Jewelry of the American Southwest
Native American Turquoise Jewelry has come a long ways since 1865, the modern styles are timeless and it has become world class. It is collected worldwide by Jewelry connoisseur's and cherished by many. We hope you find a Turquoise treasure for yourself, we are certain it will bring you good luck, happiness and good fortune.
have many Turquoise Jewelry dealer links on Indian Village
in the Business
Directory, You can also visit Durango
Silver Company where you can find fabulous authentic Turquoise Jewelry made in America.