Category Archives: Native American Jewelry

Articles about Native American Jewelry and the artists who create it.

Native American Photography – Gertrude Kasebier

Native American jewelry has a long and rich history steeped in tradition, and it’s fascinating to see how it looked more than a century ago through stunning vintage photographs of American Indians before white colonization completely changed their landscape.

One renowned photographer of Native Americans last century and prior was Gertrude Kasebier. Continue reading

The New Mexico Pueblos: A Short Snapshot

The Pueblo are Native American tribal nations who live in Pueblos and are descended from the Anasazi. With a long tradition of farming and craftsmanship including Native American jewelry, they have traditionally lived in adobe villages in the southwest for more than one thousand years.

What is a Pueblo? Continue reading

Shop for Christmas at Indian Traders!

While some people are on top of their Christmas shopping months before, many of us are “last-minute” shoppers. Are you still pondering the perfect gift? Indian Traders has fantastic gift ideas for those you love! From Native American Turquoise Jewelry to Bronze Statues, Pendleton Blankets, and Apparel, and much more, we have the perfect gift in our store, ready for purchase to be shipped to you! Continue reading

Beyond Turquoise: Other Stones used in SW Native American Jewelry

Here at Indian Traders, we offer a very wide array of Native American jewelry including stunning pieces incorporating turquoise. Turquoise may be the most renowned stone used in the authentic jewelry created by the American Indians of the southwest, however there are many other semi-precious stones widely used as well and often paired with turquoise to magnificent effect. Continue reading

Native American Jewelry: Tips for Choosing Turquoise

Native American turquoise jewelry is a stunning aesthetic choice as well as an investment when you purchase authentic pieces. But do you know how to choose your turquoise stone?

Turquoise is formed over millions of years when water bubbles through rocks which contain deposits of minerals including copper and aluminum. Continue reading

Caring for Native American Turquoise Jewelry

Congratulations! Your new piece of Native American turquoise jewelry, whether it has been newly crafted or is an estate piece, is not only beautiful – it is an investment.

Your stunning southwest jewelry, if it’s authentic Native American jewelry, has been crafted to high standards and will last a lifetime. But there are some basics you need to know about caring for your jewelry to ensure it remains looking its best now and into the future. Continue reading

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Native American Jewelry – Tribal Differences in Design The East Woodlands

The Native American bracelets and necklaces of the Southwest are renowned the world over, particularly for the use of turquoise and silver overlay designs. Native American jewely of the Eastern US differs significantly from these designs. Each of these eastern tribes has its own styles and designs which are influenced by the materials available locally and the culture of each American Indian nation. Continue reading