Sunday, June 24, 2012

Southwest Jewelry Trends

Southwest jewelry has become a trend that is frequently seen and has been enjoyed for many years. Inspired by handcrafted Native American Jewelry, Southwest style jewelry is produced both by skilled artisans and by popular jewelry designers.

The majority of Southwest jewelry that you find in the jewelry market is made of .925 sterling silver. When you see turquoise in Southwest jewelry designs, it's usually blue or green Turquoise that is used in the designs. Much of the Southwest jewelry is made with all turquoise stones. You can find beautiful pieces created with turquoise mixed with other pretty gemstones like blue lapis, mother-of-pearl, coral, green jasper, blue jasper and more.

Typical Southwest Jewelry features many of the same images we are familiar with and have seen over the years. Look for the types of lovely key pieces shown below to add to your Southwest Collection:

* Multi-Strand Liquid Silver Necklace
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*Sturdy Sterling Silver Chain to Hold Pendants
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*Big and Bold Cuff Bracelets
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* Fetish Styled Pendants with bear claw, hawk wings, Zuni Dancer etc..
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* Southwest Style Rings with hammered or smooth silver and inlaid gemstones
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* Drop Earrings or chandelier styles are most popular
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 * Watches - Cuff Styles are popular
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There are many times that Southwest style jewelry pieces would be right for either a particular occasion or for a particular outfit. Keeping a few key pieces of this beautiful style will enhance your jewelry collection and keep your wardrobe on its toes with stunning results.

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

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