Repoussé is a traditional Navajo jewelry making technique. In repoussé, the metal is softened and hammered by hand from the reverse side, to create the low-relief pattern on the front side of the piece. Calvin Martinez is a Navajo silversmith who is very popular in the Southwest for his intricate repoussé designs.
Stamping to decorate silver is a technique uniquely mastered by Diné silversmiths, who are renowned for their detailed stamp work. Stamps for making jewelry are made from steel or iron, and the hammering of deep stamping is strong physical work. Stamps are often unique to a specific artist, and may have been passed down through a family of silversmiths over many generations.
Blackened or oxidized Sterling Silver is sterling that has been darkened by a surface treatment process which does not change the properties of the Sterling Silver, but gives it the look of metal that has tarnished over time.
New Mexico Silver Styles
Sunwest Silver Company, Inc. is Albuquerque’s premier supplier of extraordinary sterling silver jewelry. We offer unique styles of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets that appeal to all style senses. Sterling silver is a versatile, all-around material that can accommodate the most elaborate of styles along with everyday looks. Every well-crafted jewelry collection has a number of sterling silver pieces, and Sunwest Silver has hundreds of options for you to choose from.
Sterling silver is a durable, budget friendly material that is beautiful and classic. Looking for a pair of earrings that you can wear day in and day out? Or a necklace that you can rely on to look fabulous day after day? Sterling silver jewelry is the perfect option. It requires little to no maintenance, and its diversity lends itself to endless styles. At Sunwest Silver, we have beautiful, authentic sterling silver jewelry that is skillfully crafted by Native American artisans from all over the Southwest. We ensure that you are getting the highest quality sterling silver jewelry on the market because we handpick each piece for our collection.
Well Curated Selection
At Sunwest Silver Company, Inc. we pride ourselves in providing exquisite, unparalleled sterling silver jewelry. We strive to keep a collection that has variety, diversity, and a consistency of quality, so that everyone can find the perfect piece. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special, a piece to mark a significant moment or milestone, or are choosing a treasure just because, we have the item for you. Why peruse thousands of items with questionable quality on other websites when you can browse our carefully edited collection and trust you are getting the best?
Sunwest Silver stocks unequaled sterling silver jewelry, and offers a wide variety of options online and in their store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.