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Native American Jewelry

Reasons to Buy Native American Jewelry

Native American Jewelry is a type of jewelry that has meaning. All the native animal symbols have meaning and historical stories behind them. All these stories and legends behind the Native American designs for Native Jewelry and Native crafts makes them more valuable for people who cherish this meaningful ancient art form.
Southwest Native American dangle earrings
Animals, sun, moon and nature plays a big role in Native American cultures. In Native American Jewelry and art you will always see representations, symbols and totemic designs of animals and nature. Each animal and nature has meaning and stories behind that goes back centuries told from father to son. For example the bear is a symbol of power, strength and healing. The Bear is held in high respect by all, as it is beloved as an elder family member of the human race.
Southwest native earrings, handmade jewelry
When hunted and killed the body of the bear was generally taken to the chief's dwelling and showered in eagle down, which is a gracious symbol of welcoming friendship. There is no meaning if you are not fully into native culture. There is no real connection if you don’t know what you are doing. If you want to know what the eagle represents? In a word; God. But that is just one word.
Sun kachina bracelets, handcrafted artisan jewelry
Here are a few more: The power, the challenge, the knowledge, nature, culture, the connection, the bridge. The eagle can represent many things, depending on the tribe. The circle can represent life. The eagle is the master of the sky, carries prayers, and is known for itch courage and wisdom.
Northwest Native Canadian Haida eagle bracelet
Northwest Native American copper jewelry, before colonization, the metalwork used in Native American jewelry making was fairly simple. The craftsmen would mainly hammer metals such as silver and copper to make jewelry pieces such as pendants, earrings, and even necklaces. They would then etch the design on the surface of the metal. It was only during the 1800s that Native American tribes such as Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo learned the art of silver smithing from the Spaniards.
Turtle bracelet  handmade in SW Native design
This led to a revolution in the Native American jewelry design, especially in the Southwest regions of America. This resulted in the creation of unique Native American jewelry pieces including Squash Blossom necklace, the turquoise inlay ring called Navajo, Hopi silver bracelets in overlay style.
Handmade Native American Bracelet BA-25
The Native American craftsmen knew the art of fine grinding stones such as turquoise, coral, and shell beads in order to make Native American jewelry pieces such as heishi necklaces. But their skills were not limited to just this. These craftsmen could make delicate carvings on the surface of bone and carved wood. They knew how to stitch over a thousand beads together, and to soak and piece together a quill made out of a porcupine. Today, while most of these skills are extinct, some of the art forms are still being practiced by people. Some young Native Indian handmade jewelry artists have taken it upon themselves to revive the porcupine quill work.
Colorful Native American Bracelet BA-201
Southwest Native American bracelets are recognized all over the world for its unique jewelry designs. Traditionally, Native American Indian jewelry involves handcrafted or handmade jewelry with hand stamped designs, beads, flowers, and leaves around the gem. Such jewelry is sometimes designed with symbols and geometric patterns, and is a beautiful jewelry item for any women.
Southwest Native Bracelet BA-08
Each piece of handmade Native American jewelry is handcrafted in traditional Native Indian designs and motifs. There are several different varieties of handmade Native American jewelry available. The most impressive traditions of jewelry making in Native American jewelry belongs to Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Pueblo artisans who hand crafted silver stones into distinctive designs.
Colorful Native Salmon Totem Earrings CV-10
Wholesale Native American jewelry has a very rich history. Native American people have been making and wearing jewelry since time began. Finding all sorts of ways to decorate their bodies, faces, clothing, etc... Sometimes to show status within their social setting, and sometimes just to attract a mate. What some people find attractive, other definitely do not. Different Native tribes used different unique jewelry designs according where they lived. Different animal, wildlife and nature symbols gained different values of  importance in their cultures. The differences in the symbols, patterns and designs come from their own interpretations of the colors, animals, nature and wildlife. The different surroundings and environments they lived in really dictated what was available to them to work with in creating their Native American jewelry designs.
 Northwest Native American hummingbird bracelets
Animal designs in Native American Indian cultures symbolizes different meanings.Grizzly bears are symbol of strength, wilderness and protector of the animal kingdom.The wolf is the voice of wilderness to access the subconscious that has the secrets of knowledge and wisdom.The Eagle represents spiritual protection, carries prayers, and brings strength, courage, wisdom, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, and a knowledge of magic.
Native Bear Dangle Feather Earrings AM-706
Copper Reflections artisans have been specializing in earrings, Handmade Bracelets, handcrafted necklaces with Native American jewelry themes. One of the most popular totemic jewelry designs in Northwest Native American is the sun. In Northwest Native culture the sun is known to provide the earth with healing energy and life.
Native American Dangle Earrings AM-708
According to most tribal legends the raven stole the sun from an evil tribe, who had hidden it away for themselves. He then placed it in the sky, where it remains until today for all to enjoy.  You will love our reasonable wholesale jewelry prices, our service and high quality of our unique handmade jewelry.
Southwest Native American dangle earrings
Modern pieces of Native American jewelry derive from the jewelry-making customs of Southwest Native Americans. Native American silversmithing illustrates characteristic techniques and tricks. Native American jewelry often uses repouss, a method of hammering metal into shape from the back, which produces beautiful forms. This antique method is rarely used in jewelry making apart from Native American jewelry but the Statue of Liberty was in fact made in this manner.
Southwest Native bracelets, Unique Native Indian Jewelry
This Unique Native Jewelry has been shaped by three distinctive cultures: Moorish, Spanish and Native American. Designs include the squash blossom necklace containing a crescent or "naja" shape inspired by the Moorish. Rosaries, conchos and crosses were inspired by the Spanish. From these two cultures the Southwestern Native Americans borrowed silversmithing and added their own designs and symbols to the pieces making them distinctive to this day. The styles simple beauty draws many to its attention. The wearer does not need to know the background of the piece to appreciate the stunning, strong design of a fine Native American piece.
Sun kachina bracelets, handcrafted artisan jewelry

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