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Turquoise is the color for 2013!
Summer fun! Bright sea green, cool ocean blue or a variation in between-turquoise is the color that glimmers in the summer sun! Be sure and check out our new selections in "just Mined" or find yourself a vintage piece in The Lost Mine category.
Native American Jewelry, American Indian Jewelry and authentic unique jewelry treasures our specialty!
Welcome to The Turquoise Mine! On our site you will find high-quality Native American Indian Jewelry along with unique handcrafted turquoise and gemstone jewelry treasures- adorned with red coral, sterling silver, lapis lazuli, amber, jet & spiney oyster shell - just to list a few.
We have a love for turquoise and one-of -a-kind treasures! For this reason we scour the Southwest Pueblos up through Northeast towns and all the long and winding roads within in search of the next treasure we can offer to you. Santo Domingo Pueblo Necklaces, hand-made red coral and sterling silver Tibetan Rings, a unique collection of gemstone and turquoise Cross Pendants, a fine assortment of turquoise, gemstone & shell Slab Earrings, luxurious turquoise and coral Cuff Bracelets & treasures galore!
Search our selection of turquoise and sterling silver Old Pawn, to find that one special piece which is truly rare and possesses that "special feel". Browse through our quality Sterling Silver Chains which will enhance the look of any turquoise Pendants found on our site. And if you are looking for a unique gift choose from our selection of .999 fine silver bullion (no broker fees here).
American Indian jewelry to most people is the combination of turquoise and silver. However, there are many beautiful pieces of Native American Indian handmade jewelry that do not use turquoise at all, the importance attached to turquoise by Native Americans has guaranteed a place for this gem in their jewelry.
Our American Indian jewelry we offer is handcrafted by the American Southwest tribes; primarily being Navajo, Zuni, Santo Domingo & Hopi. Artisans from each tribe have developed distinguishing skills throughout history. Navajo jewelry is most prevalent throughout the jewelry trade - displaying superb silver work, stone cutting and stone setting.They use a wide variety of gemstones in their work including genuine turquoise, coral, spiney oyster shell, jet, amber, gaspeite & lapis; with also the emergence of non-traditional gemstones such as amethyst, peridot and carnelien. Turquoise has been added to Navajo silver jewelry for many years, but they did not use the inlay technique to insert turquoise into silver designs until the past century. The Zuni peoples are famously known for their fine inlay work, preferring to work with Sleeping Beauty turquoise, jet and onyx. Designs are typically of Zuni symbols (such as the sun birds and corn maidens)and their sceinic and micro-inlay pieces are truly one-of-a-kind. The Santo Domingo craftsmen are highly regarded for their hand-rolled beadwork, artistically strung into multi-strand heishi-bead necklaces. The design-patterns, use of myriad gemstone materials and smooth graduating discs is un-rivaled. Hopi indians are predominately metalsmiths, using sterling silver and gold in overlay designs. Since we offer other treasures as well, all of our Native American jewelry is noted as such in the description.
Animal lovers take note! Please do not forget to peruse our Animal Jewelry and fetish offerings. Here we offer many animal designs;our wonderfully carved Native American marble tortoise earrings to a SouthWest designed sky blue turquoise hummingbird pendant. We also offer sterling silver jewelry designs in the form of a bear pendant and our new selection of birds that just flew in. The SouthWest carvings are very popular and we were able to acquire a few turtles and dragonflies as well.
Keep your eye open here of things to come because we do have some of our own treasures on the creating table, but like with all handcrafted jewelry it takes time to create these special pieces.
Turquoise jewelry treasures and more... Native American Jewelry, Indian jewelry, American Indian jewelry, Tibetan jewelry and turquoise jewelry hand crafted by local artists. We offer Zuni jewelry, Navajo jewelry, Santo Domingo jewelry and Hopi jewelry. We hand select all our jewelry pieces to ensure quality. Most of our jewelry items are one of a kind making them a special gift for yourself or a loved one to treasure for years to come. Please browse our selection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, all using sterling silver and natural minerals. The turquoise we offer comes from many of the great mines like Kingman, Morenci, Sleeping Beauty, Royston, Blue Lander, Carico Lake. Many jewelry pieces include semi-preciouse gemstones and natural minerals such as coral, jet, amethyst, amber, emerald, onyx, spiney oyster and shells. We hope you enjoy our turquoise jewelry treasures as much as we do. Please enjoy!