Videos about Southwestern Jewelry.
Here are a couple of guides to Southwestern Jewelry. The first video mainly deals with silver jewelry and talks about the following types: silver wire, stamp work, cluster work, needle point, overlay, storyteller bracelets, inlay, sand/tufa cast jewelry.
It also talks about some of the more famous pieces such as the concho belt, the squash blossom necklace, the bolo tie, the beaded and heishi necklace.
The second video talks about the different types of stones used, such as: red coral, black onyx, lapis, malachite, sugilite, charoite, spiny oyster shell. There is also an indepth part where he talks about the different types of turquoise, the hardness, the color, the matrix, the real and the fake.
My only criticism about the videos is when he talks about nickel silver. What he fails to mention, is that there are a number of people who are allergic to nickel, and some people do not even realize that they are. So, please be aware of this especially if you are purchasing jewelry as a gift for someone.
Nickel silver is also known as German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, or electrum.
If you are looking to purchase southwestern jewelry, we recommend either Tiller Indian Jewelry (the parents of Daybreak), or Eagle Rock Trading Post (who we have purchased from), both of which have a lot of pieces for both men and women.
Please note: We have not been paid in any shape or form by either Tiller Indian Jewelry or Eagle Rock Trading Post.