Twisted wire metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.
A staple addition to your Southwest fashion collection, Carico Lake Turquoise is also a collectible North American Turquoise with an astonishing color palette. Ranging from highly unique electric greens to sky blue; from teal to mossy, earthy greens. And rarely, a nugget with both earth and sky color. The highest grade Carico Lake Turquoise is gem-quality American turquoise. Originally known as Stone Cabin, and then Aurora #8, Carico Lake Turquoise has a colorful history for a dried-up lake bed in a remote part of Lander County. The mine has come to rest with the owner of Sunwest Silver Company, Ernest Montoya.
Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
Danny Clark has been silversmithing for over forty years. He was born in Klagetoh, AZ, and is the youngest of eight brothers & three sisters. Living in Gallup, New Mexico, Danny creates unique styles that have become recognized and highly sought after in the Southwest.
“VJP” is the signature stamp that you will find on the handmade jewelry of Vincent Joe Platero, Sr. Currently a resident of Tohajiilee, New Mexico, Vincent grew up as part of the Navajo Edgewater and Black Streak Clans and learned his craft from his mother, Helen Chavez. Vincent was born in 1957, has his own family now, and a distinctive style that is recognized and respected in collector’s circles.Featured in galleries around the country, Vincent has also won awards at the New Mexico State Fair and the Denver Indian Market.His silverwork has been noted since the 1970’s, and he designs and creates a full range of jewelry. His sampler concho belts, many with traditional rug patterns, his dragonfly & butterfly pins, and of course his deep, strong stamp work are often what we associate most with Vincent’s striking and unique style.