Category - News

6
Jun

Dior’s Cruise Circuit Fashion Show

  Let me just sat that the styles in Dior Sauvage Cruise 2018 Collection last week were out of this world, in a good way. If you were interested in going, there are some upcoming shows in Kyoto, New York, and Florence by the end of this month, pretty sure it’s by invitation but it’s …

1
Jun

Contemporary Native American Art in the Maloof Exhibit in Rancho Cucamonga

“Bird Effigy” (Pictured Above) by Diego Romero is just one example of the pieces that are to be displayed at the Maloof Foundation exhibit. As the exhibit celebrates the centennial year of the incredible life of the late Sam Maloof, this exhibit provides people with a profound glimpse into the artist’s local roots and his work. …

24
Mar

Native American Food

Many of you might be wondering just what Native American food is? It’s extremely rare to see outside of Native communities and even the commercial opening of a Native restaurant made the news in one state. I find it fascinating that one thing Americans know about other cultures is their food, yet have no clue …

24
Mar

Native American Healing

The power of Native American spirituality comes from the divine power of nature. From this belief and their connection to nature as a whole, they often used a variety of herbs to heal the sick and wounded. This history of medicine stretches back thousands of years, across more than 2000 different tribes. In this regard, …

24
Mar

Why Native Americans Dance

You’ve seen it everywhere, Native Americans dancing in ceremonies but why do they do that? Why is that a part of their culture? What is the significance? A brief history of Native American dancing should inform you! Dances have always played a part in Native American society, from simple entertainment to sacred ceremony. The simplest …

24
Mar

How to Clean Your Jewelry the Right Way

Cleaning Your Jewelry As a long-time jewelry blogger, you learn a thing or two about keeping your jewelry clean and pristine. No one wants to see pictures of tarnished or dirty silver, it’s just not done. Many people ask me how I get my jewelry looking great. Do I use Photoshop? No, nothing like that, …

16
Feb

Vintage Native American Jewelry

What makes Native America Jewelry vintage? Does it need to be made thousands of years ago, hundreds? Does it need to be blessed by shamans of the tribe or hold some kind of spiritual energy? No, of course not, what makes a Native American piece vintage is more about the authenticity and the style. The …

16
Feb

Turquoise Meaning

Turquoise is one of the oldest stones associated with jewelry. Across multiple cultures and beliefs, the stone with the beautiful blue hue has captivated people over millennia. Because of its cultural history and significance, the stone actually has many meanings. Despite the stone being used in jewelry across multiple cultures, there are some meanings that …

24
Jan

The Lasting Impact of Maria Martinez

When I was studying pottery in school, many moons ago, one of the first lessons I was taught was about famed pottery artist, Maria Martinez. Her work became internationally known as she introduced Native American art and culture on a global platform. What I found unique about her work was the consistent use of black …

24
Jan

The 80’s Back in 2017

Whether you loved it or you hated, the 80’s and all the troupes that came with it are making an appearance in 2017. It makes sense, in a way. We lost so many talented artists of the 80’s in 2016 and their legacy still continues to impact and inspire younger audiences to this day. The ...
24
Jan

Native American Jewelry’s Impact on Silver Sales

Silver might be going up in price in 2017. The price of silver, in recent years, has been drastically impacted by Native American jewelry. The market has been growing since 2010 and people want more and more of their work. It’s no surprise that people are drawn to the elegant silver inlay styles and the …

5
Jan

The Sante Fe Style You Need for 2017

With a past all its own and a culture that springs from the loftiest intentions to the influence of Native American art and culture, the Santa Fe area is steeped in rich history and culture. This unique eclectic city has developed into a hotspot for fashion designers finding inspiration in the flair of the Southwest. …

5
Jan

The Kwakiutl Midwinter Ceremony

Long before the dawn of man, the Kwakiutl tribes inhabited the coastal region and believed the world was ruled by supernatural beings that took the shape of different animals. These bears, wolves, seals, ravens, bees, owls, and whales were the embodiment of nature and possessed supreme supernatural prowess. The Kwakiutl tribe believes these beings endowed …

5
Jan

4 Things to Know about Turquoise Jewelry

If you’ve read my previous posts about turquoise then you know how to tell real from fake, what makes turquoise jewelry unique, and why you should consider investing in the near future. Is there anything else you need to know about the beautiful blue stone with the come-hither sheen? Well, yes. There are a few lesser-known …

3
Jan

Balancing Beauty and Nature with Turquoise

“Hózhó,” a Navajo word that doesn’t have one meaning in particular, but has been used to describe the fundamental philosophy behind Navajo and Diné belief. People that are familiar with Native American culture might be aware of how artists within the community take their material from the Earth, clay for pottery, wood for Kachina dolls, …

3
Jan

Fashion for 2017

Jewelry isn’t the only thing I cover in my blog; I like to go into fashion as a whole too. What many people are wondering is what they should be wearing for 2017. This year has seen some pretty radical designs and redesigns that it’s hard to single out any one trend that should follow …

21
Dec

What is Turquoise?

The color of the gods, Tiffany’s favorite shade, what exactly is turquoise and why should you care? Well, the answer is pretty simple. It’s a stone. When minerals are carried by water and flow through mines, they eventually create the beautiful green-blue stone that we all know and love. The process actually takes millennia to …

21
Dec

Native American Contemporary Art

As art evolves it takes on elements of the modern age and applies them to the fundamental presence of its roots. You might be surprised to hear that Native Americans are evolving their art too. Their heritage was formed by a long-standing history of tradition and culture and it wasn’t until quite recently that they …

21
Dec

Men’s Southwest Fashion

I know, I know, you think Southwest styles for men isn’t as developed in modern fashion as it has become for women and you’d be right. However, there are some select modern Southwest fashion styles for men that have an elegant and refined look that works for most people. Throw away your perceptions of blue …

21
Dec

Cowgirl Chic

The style that combines a little free-spirited bohemian and the good-old-fashioned simplicity of the Wild West, cowgirl chic is one of the most popular styles among younger women today. Now, it’s important to note there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way, a really wrong way. When you think of cowgirl chic, ...
21
Dec

A Story with Your Native American Jewelry

In western culture, people attribute value or significance to a piece of art based on the person who made it. The great thing about Native American jewelry and art, that you may or may not know, is you get more than just a name out of their piece. You might get an entire story or ...
11
Nov

The Maze: a Native American Symbol of Life and a Personal Journey

With the rise in popularity of HBO’s hit show “West World,” there has also been a surge in popularity for Southwest culture and fashion. People love to imagine the cowboy chic styles and weave that fashion into their own wardrobes. One concept that keeps coming up in the show is “The Maze,” a symbol which …

11
Nov

Native American Jewelry: A look into the Past

In the 1800s there weren’t too many female doctors. The rigors and stress of college were believed to be too much for women to handle, and look how wrong they turned out to be. Still, it makes you wonder how Susan La Flesche, a Native American woman, fought the odds and became the first Native ...
11
Nov

Is Native American Jewelry Back in Style?

With an influx of fake Native American jewelry, the market has surprisingly become more interested in attaining the real thing. Maybe’s it’s the mindset that, “if it’s good enough for people to fake it, it must be valuable.” On some level, I would agree. Native American jewelry is a booming industry in the Southwest and …

28
Oct

Men’s Turquoise Jewelry

One of the things that I love about turquoise jewelry is that it has a lot of flexibility as a style. There are many styles for women today, but turquoise jewelry was primarily worn by men and is still considered a very powerful approach to wearing jewelry, especially in the Southwest. You would be surprised …

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