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How Native American Turquoise Earrings Are Made

Zuni Inlaid Native American Earrings
Zuni Inlaid Native American Earrings

The practice of piercing the ear for adornment has been around for many centuries. Here is an overview of making Native American earrings First a selection of gemstones need to be established. Usually selecting a turquoise stone from the same vein of a rock or two pieces that are similar. When making turquoise earrings or Native American earrings two pieces of of silver sheet are cut out accordingly depending on how large you want to make your earrings. Make sure you cut with room to spare for decoration around the bezel. That way you will get ample room for decoration around the stone. This would be called a "Twin stone set of Native American earrings", which are very popular and easily made. Depending on what type of look you want your earrings to have you can chose saw tooth bezel or smooth bezels. The bezels are then soldered onto the two sterling silver plates as well at the silver twist wire or sterling silver feathers you plan on putting around the stone. Once the earrings have the bezel mounted, a piece of round bead wire can create a nice design and perhaps add some drops of sterling called "Navajo tears". Once the decorations have surrounded your gemstone you are able to cut the excess silver and form your earring shape or form. Before setting your turquoise stone or whichever gemstone you chose; solder the post onto the back. The stone is then set and wrapped in bezel work and carefully bend the edges over the stone to insure it does not fall out. Your earrings are now ready to be oxidized, buffed and polished. Now you know how to make Native American earrings.

 

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  We have been serving the Native American/Southwestern jewelry industry for many years, and we are the online leaders in Native American jewelry.  First time visitors on our website are probably wondering, just who we are, and what has made us so popular.  We are a wholesale dealer, who stands behind our products.  All of our products are genuine, including the Southwestern artifacts that we sell, as well as, our jewelry.  We believe in accurately representing our products. If you have any questions or concerns, whatsoever, please let us know.  We will be happy to clarify them for you.  Alltribes has received terrific reviews from all corners of the world.  We are known, as a trend-setter in the world of both Native American jewelry and fashion jewelry.  We remain committed to getting this information out to every Native American enthusiast out there. These are the principles that we represent.  Alltribes prides itself on its extensive collection of Native American jewelry, Kachina dolls, pottery and artifacts. We have never lost sight of the cultural impact that has been left by the American Southwest. It is especially, seen by the artworks that the Native Americans have left for all of us to view.  The Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes tell only a part of the legendary tales that defines the desert.  Alltribes is, also, at the front of the social media revolution. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are just some of the places that you can find high quality pictures, as well as, special discounts and savings on Alltribes’ jewelry.  We have come a long way from the days of yesteryear, when we first started out on our venture.  We can boast that Alltribes has been in the making for about, fifty-plus years. It began when our original owner sold his first two rings for $20.00, and, then, decided to make his mark on the industry by starting our business, Alltribes!  At one time, we had stores in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, but then, the internet came on the scene, and we made the change.  We therefore, converted over to our online stores, and the rest is history.

When you shop at Alltribes, you will find a vast array of jewelry.  We boast the largest collection of turquoise jewelry, which is genuine.  We deal with Sleeping Beauty and Kingman Turquoise, which is native to our area.  We purchase our stones directly from the miners, so that there is no middle man to deal with.  Then too, we also, can offer handmade jewelry pieces that can be made right here in our shop, in Gilbert, Arizona, by Native American Artists/silversmith that can design, customize and create.  We boast the largest selection of turquoise jewelry, silver jewelry and also, other gemstones with many of our designs.  We also, have an exquisite collection of jewelry pieces that includes, inlay rings, dangle earrings, pendants, belt buckles, watches and bolo ties.  Most of these pieces are formed with silver by our silversmith.  Alltribes’ focus is to create fashionable items for all walks of life.  We can create for the conservative or for the bold enthusiast.  We can guarantee that you will find something in the Alltribes’ collections that will help you make that special connection. Southwest and Native American jewelry has experienced a surge in popularity, over the last decade. For further information, please contact us, we will be happy to offer you our expertise and assist you!

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