Turquoise is among the oldest stones associated with jewelry crafting, from turquoise earrings worn by Egyptian pharaohs to turquoise necklaces worn by celebrities today. Across multiple cultures and beliefs, the stone with the beautiful blue hue has captivated people over millennia. Because the stone’s cultural history and significance are so widespread, turquoise has many different meanings across the globe.
Despite turquoise being used in jewelry across many cultures, there are some meanings that overlap and even come to mean the same thing. These meanings have become the most popular feature of turquoise jewelry, the color, giving them a unique flair you won’t find anywhere else, often associated with good luck and spiritual healing.
Turquoise rings are elegant and timeless. These beautiful pieces of jewelry are statements that will turn heads. You can match your ring with casual, semi-formal, and formal attire for any event. No matter what you need turquoise rings for, this sophisticated look is here to upgrade your style to the next level.
Turquoise earrings are a simple and effective way to make a splash with your accessories. Southwest Jewelry Designs is proud to offer a high-end selection of authentic Native American turquoise earrings with original designs and flawless stones. Turquoise is timeless and your outfits will be too.
It doesn’t matter whether you're looking for turquoise bracelets for yourself or as a gift for someone special, the team at SJD wants to make sure you find the perfect piece from our turquoise bracelets collection and have it match your unique flair and stunning personality. We are also the leading provider of authentic Native American turquoise bracelets, for that extra something special.
The turquoise necklaces we feature on our site are often handcrafted by Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi tribe artists that utilize key gemstones, symbols, and patterns from the beliefs and histories of their people.
Turquoise pendants are pretty special pieces among the Southwestern tribes we work with, like the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni. Each tribe has their own unique beliefs surrounding turquoise jewelry and the stone as a whole. Worn close to the heart, turquoise pendants have a special place within the Native community and continue to be made with unrivaled zeal.
Native American Turquoise Jewelry
Native turquoise necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants began hundreds of years ago when this semi-precious stone was first discovered in the Southwest. Native American turquoise jewelry has a rich, interesting history and all our pieces tell a story.
Many tribes believed turquoise came from the sky, while others thought it was from the ocean because of its color. Each group of tribal peoples gave their own personal spin on turquoise jewelry over the centuries. Some warriors would even wear turquoise rings or turquoise pendants for good fortune in battle and during hunts, especially during the later 18th century. Some stories associated with Native American turquoise jewelry history are still shared and passed on today.
Our collection is a perfect example of past and present colliding to offer unique and inspiring pieces for your collection. Come see what we have to offer!