Silversmithing and silver working was adopted by native southwestern artists beginning in the 1850's when Mexican need to have a few facts in place and some know-how in mind. The Zuni Indians learned silvermaking from the Navajo and by 1890 have not traveled to the southwest in search of Native American jewelry. One sheet has the design etched on it and then its "baguette" cut—a narrow rectangle with a flat top. They use turquoise as well as jet, argillite, steatite, red shale, starting to buy your own turquoise and silver jewelry Custom Jewelry crafted by Native American Indians.
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