May 04, 2021
Today I wanted to share a quick update with you. We have just returned from a purchasing trip and brought back a large selection of Native American jewelry (as well as lots of other handmade jewelry). In this article, I am going to dive into a just a few of my favorite new pieces. There are simply too many to showcase in one article so please either stop in to see the entire collection or watch our website as I add items. With that, let’s take a look at some of our brand new Native American jewelry for 2021!
You can see some of our new Native American Jewelry in our online store. Check back often because these are updated frequently!
One of the first pieces that we spotted was this stunning Kingman Turquoise necklace and earrings set. This has a pretty and all-natural Kingman Turquoise stone with a lovely water web matrix that flows throughout. Kingman Turquoise with this sort of matrix has been quite popular at Stagecoach in the past and certainly carries a high degree of personality. While the stone is definitely a looker, the silverwork in this necklace and earring set is even more impressive. There is an extreme amount of detailing on display here. Each silver section has a different Southwestern design cut into it. My favorite are the sections near the center stone that have lizards cut out! When you consider that all of this has been cut entirely by hand, you realize what a true piece of artwork this is. As someone who has experience cutting sterling silver, I cannot even imagine how much time was required to make this. My wrist is hurting just thinking about it!
This Kingman Turquoise necklace has a beautiful stone and amazing silverwork. Check out those cute lizards!
This necklace has a few other important features for me to discuss. Each of the aforementioned silver sections swivels freely from the adjoining sections. This is so the necklace is not one solid, stiff piece, but instead has movement. While I am sure this required more work for the Native American jewelry artist, it makes the necklace more comfortable and will help it flow more freely while being worn. The artist also gave this set a matte finish as opposed to shiny. Sometimes these matte finishes add some really nice character to the piece. What a wonderfully detailed turquoise necklace and earring set!
The next piece that I want to show you is another beautiful turquoise necklace and earring set. The necklace has five large sections of Kingman Turquoise stones while each earring is a single section. These stones are quite pretty with a deep blue color along with some black char that adds some pleasant contrast. These are large turquoise stones with some serious heft. The intricate silverwork adds further to this weight. While the previous necklace’s silverwork was mostly decorative and very apparent, you have to look a little closer to see the work here. The bezel work around the outside of the stones is super complex with lots of tiny detailing. There is so much more to this bezel work than most of the jewelry that we normally carry. Seeing this sort of work is very uncommon because it requires such a high skill level from the jewelry artist. These sorts of details are one way you can tell a quality piece of Native American jewelry.
This Kingman Turquoise necklace and earring set has deep blue stones and detailed bezels. This is certainly a show-stopping set!
The two previous sets that I discussed were definitely the showstoppers from our new collection. That being said, we have a lot of other neat pieces of Native American jewelry that we brought back with us. Many of these give us a different look than we have carried before. One example of this is some of the new bracelets that we have. We picked a variety of turquoise bracelets that we felt were unique and fairly priced to boot. My next featured piece of jewelry is just one example of this.
This Sonoran Gold Turquoise bracelet was one that caught my eye right away. Sonoran Turquoise jewelry continues to be one of our most popular product lines because it is so distinctive, even when compared to other types of turquoise. The prettiest pieces will often give you an explosion of blue, green, and yellow colors that cannot fail to be noticed. This bracelet is no exception and includes a lot of great elements. In addition to its colorful stone, this bracelet has a very interesting cuff. The Navajo artist weaved sterling silver wire together to create a fun braid that is different from most other bracelets. Even being packed full of detail, this turquoise bracelet is still fairly dainty. Bracelets tend to be the largest pieces of jewelry in your collection and can be uncomfortable except with certain outfits. Having a daintier piece such as this helps to resolve this issue. You can see this and other interesting new bracelets in our collection!
A variety of Sonoran Gold Turquoise bracelets with some unusual designs. My favorite is the braided wire bracelet.
That covers just a bit of our brand new turquoise jewelry that we have just put out. To preserve your (as well as my own) sanity, I cannot write about all of our new pieces. However, I invite you to watch our online Native American Jewelry Collection as I add more over time. Or, if you are impatient, you can always stop by Stagecoach to see the entire collection in person. We have lots of new jewelry beyond turquoise as well. Finally, for those of you who have made it this far, I want to give you a little teaser. Gary has been working on a special piece of jewelry! I say special because it involves an advanced technique that he has always admired but never tried before. Look out for this new piece soon!
I hope you have enjoyed reading our new Native American jewelry! If you have any questions please post a comment below!
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