About Southwest Jewelry Designs
Before the cities of the Southwestern plains were built, the land once rustled and cracked with the thunderous sound of hoof beats from horses galloping on the open landscape. If you close your eyes, you can imagine the Native tribes that dominated the region, riding, striding, with bow and arrow aimed true at the day’s hunt or early American gunslingers deciding the rules with a quick draw. The beautiful presence of nature brought a sense of mysticism and divinity to our starry night’s sky and the settlers defined American perceptions of stern cowboys and dastardly outlaws.
That era has come and gone but the fundamental spirit remains in these heroes and legends. Southwest Jewelry Designs knows this history; we live and breathe it every day. From cold dust settling at night to plants that thrive and blossom, even in drastic conditions, we are connected to the iridescent beauty of nature’s resources.
The people shaped by these cultures and histories are leaving their mark, even today. The landscape’s veins run blue with turquoise gems and give life to harsh desert scenes.
Beginning with silversmith techniques that traveled across the sea with Spanish traders and following the cultural sharing that allowed Native artists to work with silver jewelry; Southwest art remains a resonating reminder of our culture. Those same gemstones are used to make coral bracelets, tiger eye earrings, and turquoise necklaces by tribes like the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi, each having their own distinct style for cutting gemstones and silver. Even the descendants of those desperados and cowboys from the Wild West live today, creating spectacular Southwest jewelry.
Southwest Jewelry Designs is excited to preserve the vestiges of Southwestern history. The artists we represent use their craft to bring you those ancient, runic fables through the same gems that filled the lands thousands of years ago. At Southwest Jewelry Designs, we want you to embrace the perseverance of your inner tribesman or the strength of that gunslinger within you.
We welcome our guests to this proud tradition of Southwest jewelry, art, and history.