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Number 8 Mine Turquoise

Number 8 Mine Turquoise Jewelry - "Turquoise with an Attitude"

Few gemstones have such a variety in appearance as to have individual character and personality as the Number 8 Turquoise.

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Authentic Native American Jewelry

Treasures of the Southwest is proud to support the Native American Artists that are members of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association.

The Indian Arts and Crafts Association was established in 1974 in response to the growing problem of misrepresentation of American Indian arts and crafts in the marketplace.

Native American Navajo Tribe

The Navajo lived in what is now northwestern New Mexico and northeastern Arizona and were a nomadic group of people until they came into contact with the Pueblo

Native American Jewelry

Native American Indians are known worldwide for their beautiful turquoise jewelry.

Each Native American Indian Tribe has their own unique style of jewelry making.

Kingman Spider Web Turquoise Jewelry

The Kingman mine in Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America.

The terms “Kingman” or “high blue” refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone.

Native American Code Talkers

More than 12,000 American Indians served in World War I.

During World War I and World War II, hundreds of American Indians joined the United States armed forces, and at the request of the U.S. government, developed and memorized a special code from their traditional tribal languages to serve as secret battle communications to confuse the enemy.

Calvin Begay Jewelry

Calvin Begay is an award winning artist, jeweler, designer and master craftsman.

Calvin has a unique ability to translate traditional Navajo inlay techniques into jewelry that reflects his Native American heritage with an elegant and contemporary flair.

Legend of the White Buffalo

The legend of the White Buffalo is over 2000 years old.

The White Buffalo are sacred to many Native Americans. The Lakota (Sioux) Nation has passed down the The Legend of the White Buffalo–a story now approximately 2,000 years old–at many council meetings, sacred ceremonies, and through the tribe’s storytellers.

King's Manassa Turquoise

This turquoise was discovered accidentally during a search for gold.

King's Manassa turquoise is mined at Manassa in south central Colorado, but began its mining days with Ancient Pueblo peoples.

Candelaria Turquoise Jewelry

Candelaria Turquoise comes from the large Candelaria Silver and Gold mine in Nevada.

The turquoise in this area was usually found in thin veins and is known for its beautiful almost electric blue stones, sometimes with a light matrix.

Pilot Mountain Turquoise Jewelry

Pilot Mountain turquoise forms in hard veins with color ranging from bright blue to dark blue.

The Pilot Mountain Mine is located in western Nevada, east of the small town of Mina and was first mined around 1930.

Southwest Turquoise Mines

The most beautiful Turquoise Stones come from Turquoise Mines in the American Southwest.

Each American turquoise mine is marketed by a name, such as Pilot Mountain Turquoise, #8 Mine Turquoise or Sunnyside Turquoise.

Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise is a sacred stone that has been used in jewelry for centuries.

For thousands of years, turquoise has been treasured both for its natural beauty as well as its presumed power to heal.

The Story of Native American Jewelry

Native American and Southwest Turquoise Mines.

Native American Jewelry Artist Larson Lee

Native American Jewelry

Apache Blue Turquoise Jewelry

This high quality Apache turquoise is very rare and hard to find.

The Apache turquoise being produced here is an absolutely beautiful blue stone with eye popping black or red web matrix.

Native American Jewelry

Native American Indian Jewelry

Native American Indian Jewelry has been found in excavations of prehistoric ruins.

Boulder Turquoise Jewelry

Boulder Turquoise Jewelry features brilliant veins of Turquoise running through the host rock.

Native American Artists use this beautiful stone with Sterling Silver to create one of a kind pieces of Jewelry.

Native American Turquoise Jewelry

Native American turquoise jewelry is a trendy way to add flair to your outfit.

Native American turquoise jewelry is a trendy way to add flair to your outfit. However, these colorful pieces also carry a much deeper meaning.

Morenci Turquoise Jewelry

Morenci Turquoise is highly valued and difficult to obtain.

The Morenci turquoise mine produced a turquoise that is light to bright blue in hue.

Sonoran Turquoise Jewelry

Just In! Beautiful Sonoran Turquoise Jewelry

Sonoran Turquoise tends to have a brilliant green color with a matrix of brown and traces of pyrite which add a special sparkle to the stones.

Navajo Artist John Nelson

Navajo Artist John Nelson is a Master Silversmith and he loves working with Turquoise.

John Nelson was born in Winslow, Arizona. He has been working with silver and turquoise since the 70’s.

Zuni Indian Jewelry

Zuni silversmiths are known for their lapidary and jewelry making skills.

Channel inlay, cluster and needlepoint are traditional Zuni jewelry styles.

Southwest Turquoise Mines

Turquoise Mines in the American Southwest produce the most beautiful Turquoise Stones

Native American Artists have been using Turquoise from the mines in the Southwest to create their Traditional Jewelry for many years.