Hopi jewelry is yet another beautiful style that can be traced back to silversmiths in the 1800s.
Today, Hopi Indian silversmiths are known for an overlay technique and produce some of the most beautiful Hopi jewelry available.
Whether it is Southwestern jewelry or other forms of art, each tribe has a unique and distinguishing characteristic, generally depending on where they are located.
We are proud to offer our customers the very best in quality American Indian jewelry and other jewelry products. The American Indian tribes in the Southwestern United States use different materials and techniques in the making of the most beautiful jewelry.All of these of tribes seem to have an endearing love for nature and its components.Artist from different tribes create jewelry, fine pottery, paintings, carvings, and more using the resources around them.Most cultures have unique dating and courtship rituals that are strictly follow, and the native Americans were no different in this.Native American dating was much different than we can even imagine.These designs can be seen within our Native American Necklace and Tear Drop pieces, as well as the rest of our amazing southwestern jewelry collections. such as the Hopi are well known for their distinct overlay style using little or no stones, while Zuni jewelry Indian artists are recognized for their work in inlay stones, channel work and animal fetishes.With many different jewelry styles and designs, Native American jewelry offers a huge variety of traditional and contemporary Indian jewelry styles to choose from. The always popular Concho Belts and Squash Blossom necklaces, now embraced by many tribes, was made popular by the Navajo Indian Tribe, and many of the beaded Indian jewelry you see in our catalog, originated with the Pueblos and Santo Domingo Indian Tribes.Native American jewelry and art arose from different paths depending on economic and spiritual beliefs.For instance, the Iroquois used beadwork as a means of trade, and Navajo Indian Jewelry making was a source for economic survival and tribal identity.Experienced jewelers integrated both old and new concepts to develop some of the most recognizable pieces of Native American Jewelry seen today.From turquoise pendants to turquoise necklaces, bolos to belt buckles, the Navajo have intertwined the beauty of silver, turquoise, and other stones that have created a combination of metal and rocks that have been a constant source of beauty throughout history.