Turquoise is the most widely recognized material used in Southwestern Native American jewelry. This blue-green stone was used by the Native Americans as currency, for weaponry, and of course for jewelry. The Native Americans also commonly used turquoise as collateral when they needed to borrow goods from traders. After the Indians sold the crops or wool, they would pay the traders what was owed and reclaim their turquoise. Today, our Native American turquoise slab earrings remain a symbol of affluence and a point of pride.
High-Quality Turquoise Slab Earrings
At Southwest Silver Gallery, we only sell authentic bestselling jewelry that is crafted by award-winning artists from the Zuni, Navajo, Hopi, and Santo Domingo tribes in Arizona and New Mexico. The majority of our turquoise slab earrings are made by Ronald Chavez, a well-known and respected artist from the Santo Domingo tribe. These slab earrings use minimal amounts of silver so that they are light and comfortable to wear. The turquoise stones are hand-cut and polished, which is a difficult and prolonged process, but the resulting smooth edges and blemish-free finish are worth the effort.
Enjoy Versatile Jewelry
Our Native American turquoise slab earrings offer timeless elegance with a modern twist. Native American jewelry is so alluring because it can be worn casually or with formal attire. These days, Indian jewelry is very common among fashion-forward circles, but it is not a passing trend by any means. People have revered American Indian jewelry for centuries, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. Our one-of-a-kind jewelry tells a story. It stems from a rich and vibrant culture that cultivated a distinct and timeless jewelry style that is often replicated, but never equaled.
Why Native American Jewelry is Special
The techniques and designs that make our turquoise slab earrings so unmistakable have been passed down through countless generations. Today, artisans still use those time-honored methods in conjunction with modern knowledge and tools to create truly exceptional pieces of jewelry. The artists we work with genuinely put their hearts and souls into each and every piece, and it shows. We hand select each premium piece to ensure your complete satisfaction with every order, so buy with complete confidence.
The Significance of Turquoise
Native American horsemen often refused to ride with turquoise because they believed that its power was so great that the horse would quickly tire. It represented power and prestige, and today those traditions remain strong. It is believed that the Native Americans had worked with turquoise for roughly 1,200 years before the arrival of the Spanish in the mid-1800s. When the Spanish arrived and taught the Indians silversmithing, it ushered in a new age of stunning jewelry. Today, contemporary Indian jewelry is iconic in the fashion world, and a favorite among jewelry enthusiasts, historians, and anyone who appreciates the wonderful Southwestern American Indian culture.
Order with Confidence Today
Our commitment to quality and authenticity is unrivaled in the jewelry industry. Most of our jewelry comes with a certificate of authenticity and the artist's hallmark, and we offer a 30-day guarantee to ensure your complete satisfaction with your Native American turquoise slab earrings. If you would like to speak to one of our knowledgeable, friendly customer service representatives, simply call us at 1-888-476-4367, or email us through our Contact page and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way possible. Purchase genuine, high-quality Native American jewelry online today.