Native American Indian Facts

Native American Indian Jewelry

Navajo Turquoise bracelets
Navajo Bracelets

Introduction - Native American Indian Jewelry

Native American Indian jewelry (also spelled jewellery) has a history dating back thousands of years. Tribes stretching from the southwest to the northeast have a rich history of jewelry making. These indigenous American peoples jewelry consist of all types including bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings; and are made from numerous materials including turquoise, bone, precious stones, semi-precious stones, silver, antlers, porcupine quills, and copper. Today there are still many Native American artists who handcraft both men's jewelry and women's jewelry many of which can be found for sale online. The below information on Native American jewelry includes interesting facts about why it was made, what main materials have traditionally been used, and why turquoise is so popular. The format is kid-friendly and easily readable for all ages.

Native American Indian Jewelry History

Native American Indian Jewelry Materials