OXYBEADS© have an oxidized finish and a luxurious weight and feel. Sunwest Silver Co has an extensive line of sterling silver OxyBead© jewelry, which includes single and multiple-strand necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
We specialize in customized designs for wholesale clients, and our beaded jewelry is made in-house right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
CARICO LAKE TURQUOISE 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.
TYRONE TURQUOISE Mined in New Mexico, Tyrone Turquoise is a highly prized turquoise. It is a naturally hard turquoise, requiring little to no stabilization with a gorgeous deep blue color range. Unfortunately, due to current copper excavating procedures, Tyrone Turquoise is no longer retrieved from the mine.
SPINY OYSTER SHELL Spiny Oyster Shell is often inlaid or used as cabochons in Southwest-style jewelry. The color combination of Spiny Oyster and turquoise is as old as the human love for adornment. Coming all the way from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, Spiny Oyster Shell is most commonly seen in orange, red, and purple. The more strident the color, the more expensive the shell is. Red and purple shells are found at a much greater depth than the brilliant oranges and are rare and more expensive.