In this day and age Native American Indians of the Southwest are thinking differently than in the past. The youngsters are now going to college and they want to be part of the standard American society. Many young Navajo individuals do not want to follow in their family traditions or trade. I have been told by many that Navajo kids would rather work at McDonald’s then learn the Jewelry trade.
In the past several months, the Silver market has escalated astronomically and as of today, (6-2-11,) the Silver market is at $36.15 per ounce, which is up from about $16.00 per ounce one year ago. Even at $16.00 per ounce the Navajo Jewelers were having a hard time coping with the high price of Silver as it had set at $6.00 per ounce for many years.
When you factor in the recession and the cost increases that have been taking place for Turquoise, the Native Americans are loosing interest in making Jewelry as their investment in materials are astronomical and the marketplace is having difficulties. Many Native American Jewelers are looking for and getting jobs in other fields today and the production level of Native American Turquoise Jewelry is down dramatically for 2011 so far.
It is possible a shortage of Native American Turquoise Jewelry could have a positive long term affect as well, however, it is doubtful inexpensive authentic American Indian Turquoise Jewelry will return to the marketplace.
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Accessorize your attire by wearing a neatly beaded Turquoise necklace which sends out hints of mystery, charm and spirituality. Some Native Americans referred to Turquoise as a piece of a sky, suggesting the calm and stormy skies. The stone intrinsically reflects similar moods of tranquility and uproar with its shades of blue and green.
Turquoise is perceived to be Mystical or Healing because many cultures believe that it has:
- Healing powers
- Protective powers
- Restorative powers
Folklores also suggest that Turquoise changes colors if a person wearing it was in danger or had been unfaithful in love. The stone can thereby not be reduced to being a simple fashion accessory but one that has influenced and shaped cultures in the past.
Turquoise is generally known as the birth stone of December and is opaque or solid. Turquoise bands look chic when worn as chokers or neckbands. Turquoise necklaces are comfortable to wear almost in any season but go well in summers when worn as a casual accessory. Sometimes turquoise necklaces can be worn with other jewelries as well to suit a formal occasion.
It is believed that the turquoise necklaces made from Iran or Persian turquoise are generally more expensive. However, there are varieties which can be purchased at affordable prices as those available in Mexico, Egypt or America. Popular celebrities and socialites like Nicky Hilton and Lari White have been spotted flaunting turquoise necklaces. So get one for yourself not for its beauty alone but for the value it holds in shaping so many lives.
So, when you are in need of a little good luck, protection or spiritual healing, give Turquoise beaded jewelry a chance.
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The colors of spring 2011!
First let me tell you how I determine what is hot:
1) The product, used by more than one famous personage. This is the famous concept of the world, country, city or village where well-known personalities that may need to understand the fine points.
2) If more than one brand, the collections of embroidered with similar themes. This theme, color or a dress may have something similar in the trend-ney, he is a common issue!
This Years Colors are Orange and Turquoise! This can be seen from many Designers including but not limited to:
Prada, Prabal Gurung, Missoni, Mario Schwab, Marc Jacobs, Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Giambattista Valli, Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Durango Silver Co., Nike and David Yurman
Take a look at these wonderful Inlaid Turquoise and Orange Spiny Oyster dangle earrings from Durango Silver Co. You can get a real feel for how great Orange and Turquoise look together. The orange color is created by the bright Spiny Oyster Shell inlays and the Turquoise color is created by natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise inlays. These Sterling Silver earrings are simply gorgeous!
You can look at all the beautiful jewelry in different colors from Durango Silver Company at their website http://www.durangosilver.com
Below are two different outfits in Turquoise and Orange from a recent fashion show by Gucci.
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Turquoise Mining in the United States has nearly come to a halt. Due to new government mining restrictions and the cost of mining in the United States, most of the Turquoise Mines have been closed. There are only two Turquoise Mines that are actually producing Turquoise for the market and they are the Kingman Turquoise Mine and the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Mine. Although the Royston Turquoise Mine is still active, they are not producing worthwhile quantities for the marketplace as they are hosting mining tours, and doing well at that!
The cost of mining Turquoise as well as any other materials out of the ground in the United States has become very expensive and the red tape involved with the federal government is getting more and more difficult every year. The bad economy also has a factor in the mining of Turquoise. In this recessionary period, people are spending less money and Jewelry of all sorts is not immune to these hard time in the economy.
As a result, American Turquoise is becoming rare and high grade American Turquoise is almost becoming extinct as there is only a small percentage of quality Turquoise of the Turquoise that comes out of the ground. Low end Turquoise or Chalk Turquoise used in costume or fashion Jewelry is not a problem as Mexico and China are still producing a lot of this type of material. It is very important to watch what China is doing as they have been producing fake Turquoise and this is not a good thing for the future of the Turquoise Market.
Turquoise Jewelry Is High Fashion Today And Can Be Worn With Any Outfit During Any Occasion!
There are no limits to the functionality and utility of Turquoise Jewelry pieces. Turquoise goes with almost any color wonderfully, especially since there are quite a few different colors of natural Turquoise. Turquoise can come in all shades of green and blue, as well as yellow and brown. There are also other gemstones that are called “White Turquoise” which obviously would go with any out fit as they are white and black. The most common color is the traditional Turquoise blue or aqua “Sky Blue” colored Turquoise. This color is so beautiful and is highly desired as it is the color of the sky and the Caribbean waters. Even though this is the main color, we will discuss all colors of Turquoise in Fashion and how to wear them.
Turquoise Jewelry is worn well with jeans and a t-shirt as well as with a business suit or a formal gown. Many people across the world wear Turquoise jewelry on a daily basis. True Turquoise lovers wear their favorite Turquoise jewelry pieces
almost everyday, whether they are working in the yard or going to the office. Many Turquoise fanatics collect all the different colors of Turquoise in Silver and Gold Jewelry and wear the different colors with coordinating outfits.
There is no one way to wear Turquoise Jewelry. Some people like to wear matching sets, others like to mix the colors all up for a more artistic and ethinic look. Some would say by mixing up your Turquoise Jewelry and not wearing matching sets, you look more traveled and worldly. Other claim that match sets make them look sophisticated. Either way, today, just wearing a piece of Turquoise jewelry makes you look educated, worldly, and in style.
Today everyone is wearing Turquoise jewelry, especially the Rich and Famous. We have seen Turquoise Jewelry on almost every super star today, from Country music singers to Rappers, to Movie Stars. Turquoise is Hot!
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Throughout the ages one of the most popular fashions in jewelry and personal adornments has been the Turquoise bracelet. The first people to wear the Turquoise Bracelet were the egyptians. Today Turquoise bracelets can be seen adorning peoples from every race, creed, color and social class.
Without a doubt, bracelets are one of the oldest forms of turquoise jewelry, adorning the wrists of both the wealthy and royalty since ancient Egyptian times. Worn to beautify the wrists and arms of their wearer, turquoise bracelets are both simple and versatile, making them a popular jewelry accessory in all eras.
Lately Turquoise Bracelets have been showing up on all the celebs. Turquoise can be seen on John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steven Tyler, J.Lo, Robin Roberts from GMA, and many many more stars. Lately it seems like there is not a celebrity that does not have Turquoise Jewelry in their collection.
You will notice in many news programs, reality tv shows, movies, and celebrity get togethers that many of the big time celebs are addicted to Turquoise. In the photo above you can see Kate Blanchet wearing Turquoise earrings, Paris Hilton in Turquoise bead earrings, Lucy Liu in Turquoise earrings.
Turquoise looks wonderful on light skin and dark skin alike. When you are watching TV take notice of all the celebs with Turquoise!
For at least 5,000 years, the region once known as Persia, has remained the most important source of Turquoise. It’s sky-blue turquoise has always been a magnet for beauty seekers throughout history. Persian Turquoise has been used in gold and silver jewelry since the Egyptian times. Archeological excavations have yielded Persian turquoise in ancient graves in Turkistan and throughout the Caucasus dating back to the first to third century BC. Persian Turquoise once replaced the crown jewel in the Queen of England’s crown!
Today Persian Turquoise is hard to come by. Most of the time people try to sell Persian Turquoise, it is not real and should not be trusted. Today’s Persian Turquoise Information is very limited as oppossed to history on this famous Turquoise.