Interested in authentic handmade Native American jewelry? Read our guide for facts and information on judging and finding authentic Native American jewelry…
Native American jewelry is renowned for its intricate designs and skilled craftsmanship. Based on traditional Native American Indian concepts each jewelry item is meticulously crafted by hand. Authentic handmade Native American jewelry is thus treasured for its artistic value as well as cultural orientation.
Some of the unique varieties of authentic handmade Native American Jewelry available in the market are as follows:
Hand Crafted Santo Domingo Inlaid Necklace
This masterpiece of a jewelry item is composed of a brilliant inlay of turquoise, mother of pearl, jet and coral on a sunface design surface. This design is constructed upon a spiny oyster shell giving the jewelry item its Native orientation. Artist markings ensure that the jewelry item is authentic. The beautiful pendant takes center spot on a turquoise heishi necklace and is complimented with silver beads and cones. In order for it to retain its original beauty the necklace has not been polished.
Handmade Inlaid Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
This particular authentic handmade Native American necklace is based on a traditional technique known as squash blossom. It features a total of thirteen inlaid cardinal designs and has a beautiful set of earrings to match it as well. The jewelry set is adorned with a unique combination of precious gemstones including mother of pearl, abalone shell, coral, jet and pink shell. The Navajo silversmith Yazzie has stamped his creation with his personal artist mark.
Handmade Zuni Turquoise Needlepoint Necklace
As the name suggests this spectacular necklace is composed of needlepoint turquoise stones. However this particular piece does not bear any artist markings. It is believed that this piece was crafted prior to 1970. As is the trend with such jewelry this piece is also unpolished so as to retain its old pawn look.
Handmade Old Zuni Indian Necklace
This necklace has been beautifully inlaid with Arlinda’s humming bird design. Various gemstones including coral, turquoise, mother of pearl and abalone are intelligently placed upon a tortoise shell. This particular necklace has the ARP Zuni stamp on the back.
Hand Crafted Turquoise Silver Necklace
Adorned with beautiful blue turquoise stones the necklace has an incredible appeal with the hand made silver articles featuring delicate detailing. This particular piece is around forty years old.
Handmade Spiny Oyster Zuni Fetish Necklace
This particular Native American jewelry item is surely unlike anything you have ever scene before. It truly brings back the ancient Native American traditions to mind. This necklace features a magnificent two strand Zuni Fetish structure and is decorated with high quality fine heishi beads. Turquoise stones add further charm to the necklace.
The necklace features orange and red spiny oysters meticulously carved into forms of various animals. The range of animals that you will be able to find on this necklace includes birds, badgers, horned toads, turtles, frogs and tadpoles. The outer string features a broken tadpole on the end. This is a very high quality authentic handmade Native American jewelry piece that goes to show exactly why this kind of jewelry is highly valued.