Behind the Scenes: Sterling Silver Casting

December 14, 2017

Introduction to Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

December 1, 2017

Navajo Pearls

November 7, 2017

Navajo Pearls are traditionally made sterling silver beads. Silver beads are a traditional art form for Diné silversmiths, and the beads have as many...

Liquid Silver

October 24, 2017

Originally created by Native American silversmiths, silver heshi or Liquid Silver jewelry is the understated cornerstone of Southwest fashion. Chic...

Guide to New Lander Chalcosiderite

September 13, 2017

What is White Buffalo?

September 1, 2017

Nevada Gems: Carico Lake Turquoise

August 15, 2017

Hi my name is Valerie Calabaza and today I like to introduce you to the Carico Lake Turquoise which is owned and mined by Ernie Montoya at...

Heishi

August 9, 2017

The word heishi (pronounced hee-shee) means ‘shell necklace’, and is the word used to refer to the intricate strands of handmade beads of shell, and...

Turquoise Cabs, Grades & Cuts

August 7, 2017

“Hi! My name is Brenda Baca. I work here at Sunwest Silver. I’ve been here for about twelve years now. I work in the stone department so I work with...

The Squash Blossom

August 1, 2017

In the Southwest, the Squash Blossom necklace is recognized as the most significant piece in any collection of handmade Native American jewelry....

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