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.
Despite being found mostly in Russia, Rhodonite deposits are located world-wide – from South Africa to Japan. However, it is believed to have been introduced to southwestern jewelry through deposits found in Mexico. Known for this feminine color Rhodonite can be found in varying shades of pink and red with dark brown and black inclusions.
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