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Significance of Old Native American Jewelry

by Jonshon Matthew Consultant

Native American Jewelry is prize for the incredible skill and craftsmanship that goes into each piece, as well as the timeless traditional design that have been become so recognisable. Genuine Native American Jewelry continues to have significant cultural significance today with many fashion- forward individuals using to wear it to complement both casual and formal attire.

Jeweller has played a substantial role in American culture. Culture and our society adorn the American jewellery because of style and its elegance and individuals are not conscious of the ritual, ceremonial and spiritual worth of the jewellery. Recognising the significance of the jewelry in cultures enables us to find the uses that are larger that jewellery may be used for. Native American jewelry can be made from natural occurring material such as metals, fibres, precious gemstones, animal material-like teeth, bones or man made material like beadwork and quill work.


Jewellery also had an important role in trade between tribes, as styles and designs vary between the different nations. Native American used jewelry traditionally to showcase their rank, their history and their individuality. Different materials are use to create wearable art, pendants wear ornately curved from fish and animal bones, necklaces and to decorate clothes shells, coral and stones were chipped to creates beads. Native American Necklaces were made from different beads which make it look beautiful and classy.

Turquoise has a very special significance in several Native American cultures, especially for the people. This semi precious gemstone that is often called the stone of life is popularly known as Navajo turquoise jewellery. It is an Old Native American Jewelry, is highly precious for its scarcity and beauty. Turquoise has a colour changing ability that attracted ancient culture. While turquoise really not alive, but its ability to shift in hue made Turquoise ideal for using in divining, prophecy and prediction. Turquoise is an enduring symbol of luxury, wealth, power and status and people had the natural curve for it.

Old pieces are referred to as “vintage South-western jewelry”. Old pawn jewelry has a special place in ancient culture and tradition of Southwest. Vintage American Indian jewellery holds against its heart a great legacy and the pride of a people. Old Vintage Native Jewelry is skilfully handcrafted by visionary minds and patient hands. Every piece is a reflection of a person who made it and of the place from which it came.

The wealth of the indigenous peoples of America's traditionally had to be portable, and jewellery was not just for decoration and embellishment, it was as much a wearable bank for the owner.


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