Of the many gorgeous jewelry pieces created by the Native American tribes and Pueblos of the Southwest, liquid silver jewelry truly is a sight to behold. These slender, delicate strands of sterling silver bring a shimmering elegance to any style. Sunwest Silver Company is proud to carry handcrafted jewelry from Native American artists that features beautiful strands of liquid silver.
Liquid Silver in the Southwest
One of the most captivating and endearing aspects of Native American culture is the creation of handmade jewelry pieces. Even to this day, American Indian artists continue to hone their craft and develop remarkable necklaces, rings, bracelets, earring and more. Along with turquoise gemstones and other metals, the Native American tribes of the Southwest are known for their silverwork.
Created in the four-corners region nearly 200 years ago, jewelry made from liquid silver is as unique as the artists themselves. These skilfully cut silver beads are hand-strung into mesmerizing designs. Liquid silver necklaces and earrings may feature dozens of strands of this attractive metal while a bracelet may only have a single, graceful strand. These pieces can also be adorned with other precious materials including beads, gemstones and hand-stamped metals.
Caring for Liquid Silver Jewelry
Like all other forms of sterling silver jewelry, liquid silver will begin to tarnish over time. To keep these pieces shining spotlessly, you can clean the silver by using a reverse oxidation process. Simply add a couple of tablespoons of salt to a bowl or pot of boiling water that is lined with aluminum foil. After you allow your silver jewelry to soak for five minutes, rinse the piece off with cold water and allow it to dry on a soft cloth. Once it’s dry, your liquid silver will be tarnish-free and ready to wear!
Liquid Silver at Sunwest Silver Company
Sunwest Silver is a world-renowned dealer of authentic Native American jewelry and collectibles. For decades, we’ve maintained a close relationship with the many tribes, Pueblos, and nations that call the New Mexico region home. Add a touch of Southwest culture to your style with one of the dazzling liquid silver jewelry pieces only available at Sunwest Silver Company.
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Established in 1970, and located in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunwest Silver Company, Inc. is the largest supplier and manufacturer of charms and findings in the USA. We offer Turquoise, sterling silver and gold designs in earrings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces, as well as concho belts and squash blossom sets.