Native American necklaces and authentic jewelry are hand-crafted. They are handmade by various artists from several different tribes. Crafted from sterling silver and accented with gorgeous, natural materials, our vast collection offers unique pieces of wearable art.
How Native American Necklaces are Made:
Several materials are used to craft these beautiful pieces of wearable art. From beads and bear claws to turquoise, the “stone of life,” that holds a special significance in Native American culture, every piece of jewelry will tell a story.
There are two primary types of jewelry:
This type consists of working metals into different components that are then fashioned into earrings, pendants, rings, bolos and more. The technique of silversmithing was learned from the Spanish in the 1800s and, since then, the Native American people have made it their own.
Already advanced in Native American culture, beadwork involved intricately grinding turquoise, coral, shell and other materials to create a Heishi necklace. The technique also included carving individual bead pieces from wood and bone, and then carefully stitching these unique beads together to create one masterpiece.
Jewelry plays a large role in Native American culture. It tells stories, holds history, and represents spiritual beliefs and cultures of every tribe across America.
More information about Native American Jewelry can be found here.
Other categories of interest: Native American Pendants, Bolos,