Twisted wire metal working for jewelry making is a very old Navajo technique, and can be found in vintage and Old Pawn jewelry made by Southwestern tribes. Sterling Silver drops, often referred to as ‘raindrops’ by Pueblo silversmiths, are also a design element that you will see frequently in Native American handmade jewelry.
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.
With hand-picked stone straight from our mine in Nevada, the Carico Lake Turquoise Collection offers unique turquoise jewelry in the astonishing range of color that grows in this mine. From bright lime-green turquoise to blues, teals and extra special pieces with a little sky blue and spring green combined,the Carico Lake Collection is our way of sharing some of our favorite stone with you.