Navajo silversmiths are renowned for their intricate, detailed stamp work, a style developed over many generations. Stamping is done by hand, and the stamps themselves are often times unique to the artist or are handed down from generations of silversmiths.
Turquoise is rare in Australia, deposits are small and few, making Australian turquoise a great addition to any collection. The best-known deposit in Australia is near Ammaroo Station in the Northern Territory.
Authentic Native American Handmade Jewelry
Lorenzo Juan began to silversmith in 1969 at 15 years old and hasn’t stopped since. Lorenzo has explored a wide variety of jewelry styles, starting out in his early years with braided silver styles, honing his torch techniques and beginning to execute the high-end jewelry including overlay work that he is recognized for today.One of Lorenzo’s favorite projects involved the petroglyphs from primitive rock art that his Native ancestors left from prehistoric times. Incorporating overlay styles to complete the work, he is satisfied with the extra time and care it took. He tells us, “In the end it is worth the time, because if done right, it looks amazing!”