Mexican sterling silver jewelry, especially Taxco inspired, are truly setting new trends on the market. From sparkling charm bracelets and necklaces to stunning rings and watches, these items are quickly replacing gold as preferred gifts.
Navajo Sterling Silver Jewelry has been quite popular among Southwest Indian Tribes. Navajo Silver jewelries have been believed to have spiritual significance. Silver has been used as a background for several gems, which makes them more emphasized and accentuated. It has been a symbol of affluence as well as beauty. Today Navajo Silver jewelries are quite famous for its simplicity and the sense of elegance that it exudes.
These jewelries fit in both formal and informal occasions and could be given as engagement and wedding gifts. Jewelry enthusiasts would surely want a piece of rich culture and history wrapped in pieces of Navajo Silver.
Navajo & Pueblo Jewelry
Beginning in prehistoric times with fine shell and turquoise jewelry the Navajo & Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest have been creating wonderful jewelry in silver, shell, seeds, turquoise, copper, and other natural materials. In the late 19th century the Navajo learned silver-smithing from Mexican silver and leather artist who were skilled with dies, stamps, and chisels.
Navajo silversmiths soon were creating stunning concho belts, ingot bracelet with simple turquoise stone settings, and of course squash blossom necklaces. At pueblos like Cochiti, Zuni, Isleta, and Hopi, they created mosaic inlay jewelry, heshei beaded necklaces, tab necklaces, as well as a huge variety of silver work.
Antique jewelry is a great way to own a small piece of history. Featuring more traditional techniques and a dark silver patina, antique jewelry is very collectible. Prior to the 1960s, artists rarely signed their jewelry, therefore most antique pieces are unattributed.