The preservation of authentic Native American jewelry is very important to us here at Palms Trading. Each piece in our store: necklaces, rings, and earrings alike tell a unique story. For this reason, authentic jewelry making is an art focus for Native Americans.
Each of our hand-made pieces found at Palms Trading is exceptionally made from sterling silver and accented with colorful materials; including the ever popular turquoise, and spiny oyster.
Connection to History
Authentic Native American jewelry is an important part of Native American culture and tradition because:
- Each piece tells a distinct story or characterizes some level of power within the tribe
- The turquoise and silver jewelry are hand-made
- Created by materials that can be found where the tribe lives
- Originally Native American jewelry was made for members of the tribe only
The art of Native American turquoise jewelry began in the 1800s when the Spanish people settled near Navajo tribes. The art of silversmithing was passed down to Native American people and has evolved over time into jewelry that we see today.
Silversmithing spread through various tribes and each tribe worked with different materials and styles to make it their own. For this reason, every tribe has different stamping and creations.
Authentic Native American Jewelry at Palms Trading
Palms Trading Company has the widest selection of authentic Native American jewelry in New Mexico. For over 133 years our team has developed personal relationships with local and famous Native American artists. We buy directly from artists and are a member of the Indian Arts & Crafts Association, and we guarantee that every piece available online and in our showroom is authentic, handmade Native American Indian art.
Visit our showroom to browse our selection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.
Originally posted at – http://palmstradingcompany.blogspot.com/2018/04/why-authentic-jewelry-is-focus-of.html