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3 Fun Facts About Turquoise in Men’s Rings

3 Fun Facts About Turquoise in Men’s Rings

Turquoise is one of the oldest Earth stones to be coveted by humans. Many ancient civilizations used turquoise for its powers and alluring beauty. For men, wearing turquoise rings taps into these ancient traditions while allowing the wearer to access its powers. At... Read more
Native American Bracelets: The Art of Evolution

Native American Bracelets: The Art of Evolution

Almost every North American native tribe has used their influences to design unique and meaningful bracelets. The Navajo are no exception. What may be surprising are the influences that incoming tourists and settlers had on the innovations of Native American bracelet... Read more
Real Turquoise Jewelry: Is It Worth Any Money?

Real Turquoise Jewelry: Is It Worth Any Money?

Needless to say, fake turquoise jewelry isn’t worth any money. What about real turquoise jewelry? Today we’ll discuss what makes turquoise valuable. Armed with this information, you’ll be able to see if turquoise makes a good investment choice for your future.... Read more
How You Can Authenticate a Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace

How You Can Authenticate a Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace

Navajo Squash Blossom necklaces inspire awe in all who gaze upon their beauty. Steeped in tradition and innovation, this necklace has become an iconic symbol of Navajo jewelry. Despite how sacred this necklace is, many fakes and knockoffs exist to capitalize on this... Read more
The Mystical History Behind Zuni Jewelry

The Mystical History Behind Zuni Jewelry

Zuni jewelry encompasses a distinctive style backed by ornate processes. Much like the Navajo, the influences of outsiders helped the Zuni create and innovate their jewelry designs. The Zuni’s jewelry construction and techniques still outshine what Western... Read more
Navajo Turquoise Jewelry: The History of Its Elegance

Navajo Turquoise Jewelry: The History of Its Elegance

The “living” stone of turquoise remains the heart of Navajo jewelry. Its perceived powers and color-changing abilities captivate everyone from artisans to admirers. Inspired by Spaniards, the techniques used to make Navajo turquoise jewelry keep with... Read more
Pueblo Pottery Exhibit Transforms Storytelling

Pueblo Pottery Exhibit Transforms Storytelling

When thinking of art exhibits, you may imagine walking through rooms and halls filled with artifacts silently vying for your attention. Placards reveal dates, names, and some relevant details about the pieces. Sometimes the visit seems more like a grade school history... Read more
Navajo Jewelry: A Journey of Sophistication

Navajo Jewelry: A Journey of Sophistication

When thinking about Navajo jewelry, many picture chunky turquoise with heavy silver. However, much has changed since the Navajo began making jewelry. After the Spanish taught the Navajo how to silversmith, their techniques and designs became innovative, unique, and... Read more
Bolo Ties – An Iconic Representation of Culture

Bolo Ties – An Iconic Representation of Culture

After its invention in 1954, the bolo tie has become a fashion staple primarily among those who live in the southwest. An Arizonian by the name of Victor Cedarstaff is a possible individual responsible for creating the bolo tie. According to historians, one windy day... Read more
A Resurgence of Mata Ortiz Pottery

A Resurgence of Mata Ortiz Pottery

The saying that certain pieces of art are timeless perfectly explains Mata Ortiz Pottery. Named after the village in which it originated, Mata Ortiz is a small village of over 1000 people located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Although being a potter in Mata Ortiz today is the... Read more
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