History of Native American Jewelry

Here at Fang Jewelry, we dedicate our collections to Native American culture specifically the Navajo Tribe.  Since Native American jewelry has become common in this generation, one should be educated on how Native American jewelry began. So when you’re wearing this type of jewelry at festivals, you know the history of it.

History on Native American Jewelry

Throughout history, people from all over the world have been making jewelry and adornments and Native Americans were no different. The majority of this jewelry is rooted back to the southwest of the United States.

Before silver, the majority of Native American jewelry was made of yarn, leather, and sinew. These materials were woven into patterns to create necklaces, bracelets, and clothing. Also, the unique and appealing item of nature were used.

In the late 1800s, that is when Native Americans began making jewelry with silver. This occurred when they encountered the Spaniards where they exchanged jewelry, ornaments for horses and other trinkets.

Usage of Gold

The usage of gold traces back to Aztec times within the natives of Mexico and Central America, it’s believed that the indigenous communities in the southwest used this metal as well.

It could be that the Native American knew how to use metals before the Spaniards arrived.

Usage of Turquoise

Each tribe was unique from one another but one common thing was the usage of beaded turquoise jewelry.

Turquoise and shell were paired with feathers and hung everywhere. The jewelry was traced over 2,3oo years ago in Arizona during the Hohokam era.

The reason turquoise was used so much was because of the power the stone had and all the legends that came with it. The Pima thought the stone brought good fortune and can overcome illnesses. In Hopi legend, the stone held back floods. The Apache believed it could make a gun or arrow shoot straight if the stone was on it. And the Navajo tribe considered it to bring good fortune and would appease the Wind Spirit.

 

Why You Need Two-Toned Jewelry

As two-toned jewelry has always been a part of fashion, you might wonder why it is being sold more. It is neither silver, gold or even rose gold – it is a combination of different colors and that is why it’s so ideal. Here is why you need two-toned jewelry in your jewelry box.

It Saves You Money

One of the main reasons you need two-toned jewelry is because it will save you more money than you think. You might be a person that needs a bracelet in every color because when it comes to accessorizing, you can’t clash different color jewelry.

So instead of buying one bracelet in every color, you can simply buy one that has two tones. That will save you the extra money you originally intended on spending.

You Can Wear More Jewelry

Two-toned jewelry not only will save you money but let you combine much more jewelry. With two-tones, you won’t need to worry about having multiple colors because that’s how your jewelry was originally designed.

Regardless of whether your accessories are gold or white, you can still wear your two-toned ring without an issue and it won’t clash.

It Highlights the Design of Your Jewelry

Some colors are made to highlight certain stones and designs. When a piece of jewelry is one color, stones and designs can get lost in the color. The similarity throughout the jewelry tends to wash away what makes the piece so special.

When having two-tones, certain features are emphasized because of the contrast between the colors. The stones will pop out or the curves and the halo of the piece will be seen.

You can see in our collection how the details stand out because these pieces of jewelry consist of two colors.

Minimalism

In contrast to being able to wear more jewelry, you can also take it to a minimal scale. You can rock multiple colors without wearing too much. Aside from having a clean look while being able to wear multiple colors, your space will also be clean of accessorial clutter.

Always Keeping It Trendy

Two-toned jewelry will always be in style so why not stay in style with it?

You might see gold jewelry become less popular in today’s day and age but that doesn’t mean it’s less relevant. Regardless of the color, when it comes to two-tones jewelry, any color works well together.

Handmade Silver Jewelry: Feathers Jewelry Meaning

Handmade silver jewelry in the form of feathers is not just a fashion piece of a statement. Feather jewelry has much deeper meaning. It represents the limitless freedom of the birds, spiritualism, and lightness.

Handmade Silver Jewelry inspired by the Native American tribes is quite popular in the past several seasons. Native Americans used feathers in their ceremonies as a symbol of gratitude towards nature.

Feathers are also a symbol of fertility; Native American women were often decorating their jewelry with feathers for this reason.

 

Spiritual people are especially fond of feathers. They claim that feathers are ‘messages’ from beyond, from our loved ones that passed away; ‘messages’ from the Universe that we are on the right track.

In the jewelry world, feathers are incredibly popular in the past few years, in the form of headpieces, rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and bracelets.

If you are a free spirit who loves the bohemian style and are in love with jewelry inspired by the Native Americans, then the handcrafted work of Fang Jewelry will leave you speechless. This is an old-school handmade silver jewelry, crafted without the use of machines.

We talk about one of a kind, unique handcrafted pieces by the talented artist Liang Fang who is in love with the process of creating silver and gold jewelry, with an accent of the bohemian and Native American inspired jewelry style.

Carefully designed to be gentle and yet outstanding, Fang’s silver and golden feathers come in various sizes and are often decorated with colorful gemstones. This artist pays great attention to details. His handmade silver jewelry, especially the feathers are perfectly designed, and they seem more realistic than anything else you have seen so far.

No matter if you are a young woman who adores wearing bohemian accessories inspired by the Native Americans, a business woman who loves to give an accent to her formal outfits or a guy who appreciates manly and meaningful jewelry in the form of necklaces, rings or bracelets, Fang jewelry has a rich offer of anything you want.

Feathers are usually associated with gentle jewelry for the ladies, but it is not always the case. Masculine silver rings decorated with hand-crafted silver feathers or a silver feather necklace are ideal for the stylish men.

Fang Jewelry creates a magical world of silver, gold and rose gold jewelry. His feather pendants, bracelet, necklaces, rings, and earrings are created with love, passion, talent and immense dedication.

Men and women can find amazing handmade jewelry here.  Are you already in love with the feather jewelry? Purchase all handmade silver jewelry in Fang Jewelry’s website: https://www.fangjewelry.com/. Here you can order something from the rich offer of his seamlessly handmade miracles.

Contact the artist and ask for a special order, designed and created just for you.