Many people view earrings as just another accessory, but their meaning goes much deeper in the Native American culture. In many tribes, both males and females have historically had their ears pierced at a very young age as a rite of passage. Earrings are then worn for the rest of their lives as a way to pay homage to their heritage. In the past, the number of a certain type of earrings a person wore symbolized a specific achievement, such as war honors. Today, Native American earrings have evolved as new materials and techniques allow artists to create intricate pieces that weren’t possible before, but they remain equally important.
American Indian Earrings
Southwest Silver Gallery has a vast selection of Native American earrings, ensuring there’s something to satisfy the personal tastes of even the most discriminating shopper. Our collection includes gold earrings, turquoise earrings, silver earrings without stones, gemstone earrings, clip-on earrings, turquoise slab earrings, hoop earrings, silver feather earrings and stud earrings. Each bestselling piece is handcrafted by skilled Southwest artists, using the highest-quality stones and materials available. Plus, many of these pieces are one-of-a-kind and signed by the artist who created them, adding an extra special element to an already stunning piece.