When it comes to engagement rings, you want a piece that is beautiful, durable, and maybe even something that comes with a unique background and history. While it might seem for many to be a surprising choice, there are a lot of reasons why Native American rings make incredible engagement rings. Here’s why you should consider a traditional Native American ring for your partner.
If you’re getting a handmade ring from a Native American artisan, then chances are they will be using traditional crafting techniques as well. Many vintage shops across the country can attest to the durability of traditional silversmithing and lapidary techniques that are showcased in Native American jewelry. Not only are pieces durable, but they also include beautiful aesthetic design and exceptional craftsmanship. Authentic Native American rings are often made with high-grade sterling silver and stones like turquoise, coral, and lapis. Many of these rings also incorporate stamped designs on the bands, or stones cut into unique shapes and grouped in patterns and clusters.
These days, it’s extremely challenging to get beautiful and authentic handmade jewelry at a reasonable price, but luckily if you’re shopping for Native American rings that is still an option.
Support Local Artists
Purchasing a piece of jewelry from a Native American artisan is also an amazing way to support Indigenous artists and communities. In southwestern Indigenous communities, the arts and culture industry makes up a huge portion of tribal economies, and buying a piece of Native American art or jewelry for yourself or a loved one can be an impactful purchase. If you’re looking for a great way to support Indigenous communities sustainably, then this is a solid option.
Rings with History
While you’ll definitely be making new memories with your engagement ring, getting a ring with stories and history attached to it is also an incredibly beautiful gesture. For hundreds of years, Native American peoples have used rings and other jewelry to represent a connection to the natural elements, and stones such as turquoise also hold a deeper spiritual significance. Turquoise, for example, has long been viewed by many many Indigenous peoples as a stone with powerful protective properties which also brings forth tranquil energy and symbolizes enduring love. When you invest in a Native American ring for a loved one, you’re taking part in a meaningful and enduring legacy of love shared by many others over centuries.
We Can Help Find the Perfect Native American Ring
To find the perfect wedding ring, you need options, and luckily, we have many at Palms Trading Company. All of our pieces are beautiful, authentic, and will last a lifetime. Get in touch today and let one of our knowledgeable staff work with you to find the perfect ring for your engagement.