Category Archives: Native American Jewelry

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

From necklaces to bracelets, rings and earrings, when it comes to Native American jewelry, each and every piece has a story. Handmade from sterling silver and accented with turquoise, spiny oyster and other colorful, natural materials, Native American jewelry is both incredibly beautiful and completely unique among pieces created by other cultures. Why? Because the… Continue Reading

Storing Your Native American-Made Jewelry

Storing Your Native American-Made Jewelry

Since we recently discussed Native American jewelry – the meaningful turquoise stone in particular – we thought it only fitting to also talk about Native American jewelry and keepsake boxes. Carved, etched and handbuilt from an array of region-specific materials, they are perfect for storing your rings, earrings and necklaces (along with an endless assortment… Continue Reading

A Brief History of Native American Bolo Ties

A Brief History of Native American Bolo Ties

Worn across the Western United States since the early 1900s, bolo ties began as a Native American accessory before becoming the recognizable and well-loved state neckwear of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Throughout the years, they have been called many names including slide ties, cowboy ties, gaucho ties and neck ropes. Although historians and enthusiasts… Continue Reading

Stones Commonly Found in Native American Jewelry

Stones Commonly Found in Native American Jewelry

The history of Native American jewelry is vast, with the techniques and materials used changing as technologies advanced. According to archaeologists, the first turquoise jewelry made by Native Americans dates from 200 B.C., but it wasn’t until the mid- to late-1800s that silver was used in the craft. The Spanish brought silver to North America… Continue Reading