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The lineage and spectacular craftsmanship of Native American jewelry is oftentimes linked through ancestry and a tradition ripe with culture. Some of the Native tribes most commonly associated with fine, handcrafted, and skilled jewelry making or stone cutting are the Hopi, the Navajo, and the Zuni. All tribes have their own unique specialties, such as detailed inlay work, intricate overlay, or elaborate pattern stamping.

Within the Zuni Tribe, Navajo Nation, and the Hopi People are renowned artisans, silversmiths, and goldsmiths. For example, Thomas Singer, Calvin Begay, Fred Guerrero, and Hyson Craig have become well-known for their reputation and regard for excellence in the art of jewelry making. It is also worth noting that Native American jewelry is not without its extensive use of exotic materials including coral, spiny oyster shell, lapis, jasper, mother of pearl, and malachite, just to name a few. However, the gemstone that is often most associated with Native American jewelry would be the often imitated, but never duplicated fine natural turquoise. 

Please note: when selling Native American jewelry, it is paramount that you receive proper identification should you possess a piece that is signed by its respective artist. This information can mean a great difference in your cash offer, as well as showing a great deal of respect to the artist. You Jewelers & Boutique boasts a vast collection of fine Native American Jewelry, and has been dealing in this special and cherished artwork for years. Allow us the privilege of helping you identify, grade, and appraise your Native American Jewelry collection! We have the knowledge, the education, and the ability to help YOU obtain a better understanding of the value and quality of some of our nation’s finest artifacts. 

Native American Ring
Native American Ring
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