Sunday, September 6, 2009
Native American Navajo Tribal Jewelry
Most Native American Tribal jewelry was not signed by the artist, nor for the metal content, but most of the artists used sterling silver 925 and used what was available for their stones, such as Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl and some have used Carnelian. Some artist are highly sought after and have created beautiful designs and very fine workmanship, and maybe you have noticed that some of the Mexico jewelry resembles the Native American jewelry, the reason for this is some of the tribes did migrate to Mexico and they exchanged their works, but Mexico is required to stamp their jewelry, where the N.A. are not. The Navajo jewelry is sought after by collectors as the ring pictured above, very nicely made and fine natural turquoise and coral, this ring is stamped inside Sterling, and dating from the 1960s-1970s, they were very popular then, and demand is on the rise today.
This beauty is also available in my store....