All About Navajo

Our Navajo collection is not only one of our best selling collections, but also an in-house fave. We can’t get enough of the bright turquoises, intricate details and magical designs of which each piece of Navajo jewellery encompasses.
What makes these pieces so special, is not only the reasons listed but the fact that each one has a rich tapestry of Navajo history woven into them.
 

History

All of our Navajo pieces are carefully handcrafted by Navajo and Zuni artisans who are Native American Indian people of the Southwestern United States.
The Native American Tribe; Navajo (who call themselves Diné - meaning “Children of the Holy People”) have lived in the south-west US for thousands of years and began making jewellery in the 1800s.
They are the largest federally recognized Native American Indian tribe in the US whose reservation is spread out throughout the four corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.
Our Navajo collection boasts some of the most intricate pieces, filled with vibrant gemstones and stamped with the Navajo or Zuni artisan who crafted that particular pieces name (you may notice this on some of your Navajo pieces!)
 

Characteristics

Navajo jewels are predominantly turquoise and sterling silver. With big chunky stones, each jewel stands out with a unique charm - most of their pieces are stones set in a sterling silver bezel.  Navajo artisans will also use other gemstones such as opal to create their beautiful pieces.
At Indie and Harper, we purchase our Navajo jewels from the tribes and artisans themselves. Ensuring that each of our Navajo pieces is authentic and carry that special meaning behind them.
Taking inspiration from the land, their creations have been integral to the textile and design world. Throughout time, the Navajo and Zuni have created some of the most incredibly detailed and beautiful jewellery, which we at Indie and Harper are so blessed to be able to share with you.
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