Twisted wire metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.
Seen frequently throughout Native American jewelry, Sterling Silver "raindrops" are a traditional design element. They can be smooth and high polished are they can be starlike and oxidized.
Commonly referred to as Oxy Beads, these Sterling Silver beads have a gorgeous, oxidized finish and are popular in many Southwest designs.
Sunwest Silver Co has an extensive line of oxidized Sterling 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.
The trade name "White Buffalo" is used to identify this beautiful, unique stone which is mined out of Tonopah, Nevada. While not technically turquoise this hard stone grows in veins and cuts like turquoise. The black chert within the stone creates beautiful patterns, more expensive pieces can have an almost web-like matrix.
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