TurquoiseTurquoise jewelry made in America
If you have been searching for turquoise jewelry made in America, then you have come to the right place, BearlandersTradingCo.com sells some of the most beautiful and popular turquoise jewelry located in the American Southwest.
|The popularity of Turquoise dates back to 5000 B.C; thought to hold healing powers, it is as popular today as it has been over the centuries. The American Indians learned the art of crafting sterling silver with turquoise and other stones in the 1800's, an art form they acquired from the Spanish. Turquoise is worn by men and women throughout the world, seldom losing popularity.|
Turquoise Jewelry of the American Southwest.
Turquoise jewelry is often thought of as distinctivly southwestern, simply because turquoise is the most sought after gems associated with American Indian jewelry. The American Indians have been crafting turquoise jewelry by hand since the 15th century. In the early 1800's, the Spanish conquistadors taught the American Indians how to use sterling silver to create some of the most unique and beautiful turquoise jewelry. Turquoise comes in shades ranging from very pale green to a deep, dark blue. The turquoise color is often determined by the amount of copper or iron in the stone. Change in color can also be accomplished by human interaction, which includes stabalized turquoise, the process of turquoise stabalization includes adding small amount of apoxy to stones for durability, to keep stones from breaking and chipping.
Turquoise jewelry is not only popular in the American Southwest, where much of it originates, but in countries around the world. Turquoise when combined with sterling silver makes a striking combination, with the squash blossom design one of the most dramatic and the leaf design jewelry one of the most popular, Turquoise is often paired with coral for a beautifully unique effect. Turquoise has long been a stone associated with good luck and has been used in healing ceremonies in the Native American tradition as well as in other cultures.
To find the perfect piece to fit your style, simply click on any link, where you will find a full description of each piece of turquoise jewelry we have in inventory, including turquoise bracelets, turquoise earrings, turquoise pendants and turquoise necklaces. Each item is shipped with a spiritual meaning card, every piece of turquoise jewelry is in stock (unless noted) and your order ships the same day when placed before 1 pm Monday through Friday (pacific time zone).
Turquoise is one of the most popular gemstones used in creating American Indian jewelry, The American Indians have used turquoise in jewelry making since the 15th century. For more information about the spiritual meanings of our extensive collection click on Gemstone Info.
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