Dating native american jewelry
This was probably the earliest recorded concept in jewelry design.
The Navajo technique used both hammered silver and heavy clustered turquoise.
The Navajo consider it as good fortune to wear and believe it could appease the Wind Spirit.
There are four types of precious coral in Hawaii: black coral (Antipathidae), gold coral (Parazoanthidae), red or pink coral (Corallidae) and bamboo coral.
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The History of Native American Jewelry is rooted in the culture and people living through the American southwest.
The use of Turquoise is by far the most influential aspect of ancient Indian jewelry used in modern western fashion. Knowing that story is the key to understanding the Indian jewelry styles of today.