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December 2013 - Palms Trading Company
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Silversmithing Technique: Sandcasting

The value of Native American Indian jewelry does not just come from the cost of the materials—the silver and the stones—used to make the piece. The value of each piece is also derived from the artistic tradition that inspired the piece and the craftsmanship that... Read more

Holiday Celebrations on the Pueblos

There are many different traditions when it comes to celebrating the holidays, but the holiday celebrations on the Pueblos are unlike any other. Tradition When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, they began converting the Pueblo peoples to Catholicism. The... Read more

Last Minute Holiday Help from Our Personal Shopper

Everyone has that hard-to-shop for friend or family member—the person who already has everything or doesn’t like “the usual” or for whom you just want to buy something other than a scarf. If you’re having trouble finding that perfect holiday gift for that special... Read more
Turquoise Energy and Beauty

Turquoise Energy and Beauty

As one of the premier traders of Native American Indian jewelry, Palms Trading Company has a very large selection of handmade turquoise jewelry crafted by Pueblo and Navajo artists. Still, the use of turquoise in jewelry is not a modern innovation. The energetic and... Read more
Mining and Classifying Turquoise

Mining and Classifying Turquoise

Although many stones are used in Native American Indian jewelry, one of the most used and recognized is turquoise. The gem, which is “a hydrous phosphate of aluminum, containing copper, iron and other minerals,” ranges in color from bright green to blue-tinted, the... Read more