CAMPITOS TURQUOISE Campito is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or "countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than in veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color closely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.
CORAL Native American jewelry artists use Coral in a variety of ways. Featured in inlay work, set in rough and natural forms, carved, cut into stunning cabochons, set with diamonds, turquoise, pearls, and almost any combination of the favorite Southwest gemstones. A favorite organic gemstones, red and pink coral are used extensively in Southwest jewelry styles. Red, pink and orange colors can all be found in contemporary and vintage Native American handmade jewelry. Always a great way to add a splash of color to your ensemble.
LIQUID SILVER Originally created by Native American silversmiths, silver heishi also known as Liquid Silver is authentic to Southwestern jewelry. The small, fine silver beads are strung together creating the illusion of shimmering spun silver. It can be found paired with colorful seed beads, turquoise, coral and other stones.
Sunwest Silver Co has an extensive line of liquid silver jewelry which includes both single and multiple strand necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. We also specialize in customized designs for our wholesale clients.
Inquire about customized hand-strung beaded designs for your product line. Both our beaded and liquid silver product lines are made in-house in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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