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....

Royston Turquoise, Nevada

July 26, 2017

Hi, my name is Kevin Gebro and I'm with Sunwest Silver in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I want to talk to you today about a mine that is in the Tonopah,...

Silversmithing Demo: Sterling Silver Ring

July 22, 2017

  Hi I’m Molly with Sunwest Silver in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We've been in business since 1973, I believe and currently we have five mines, five...

White Buffalo

July 19, 2017

The trade name “White Buffalo” is used to identify this beautiful stone coming out of Tonopah, Nevada. The legendary Otteson mining family owns the...

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

July 6, 2017

This is Kevin at Sunwest Silver in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’m here to talk with you about a mine in Globe, Arizona. It’s called Sleeping Beauty. I...

Learning About Native American Handmade Jewelry

July 5, 2017

Hi my name is Valerie Calabaza and I work with Sunwest Silver in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’m here today to show you various types of Native...

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