We have a deep and enduring interest in the Native American culture and its art forms, especially vintage jewelry.
When one wears Zuni, Navajo, and other Native
American jewelry, he or she is not only wearing beautiful rings, necklaces, buckles, pendants, and earrings, but that person is also exhibiting the culture and genius of these people who were ruthlessly removed from their homelands. Native American jewelry, unlike other jewelry, is a narrative account of a people. Eagles, bears, panthers, rattlesnakes, buffaloes, flowers, earth and sky, and other cultural elements were artfully integrated into their vintage jewelry designs. Instead of using diamonds and gold, symbols of wealth and affluence, Native American artisans used indigenous stones -- turquoise, coral, onyx-- and sterling silver to celebrate their history and culture. Native American jewelry is more than mere beauty, it is a story of a proud people.
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