Jessie Western's world is all about objects with a purpose: intentional, turquoise jewellery made by Native American artists and fine gem jewellery by Jessie Western. The ethical foundation of Jessie Western products is something we are proud of: a love for art and nature has always been with us and we continue to enjoy sharing it with others. When Jessie was living in Los Angeles, playing music and singing, Vicky would come to stay and the two sisters would frequently visit the reservation and stayed with some good friends.. The first time they went it was summer, the desert sun was ferociously hot but the soft silent breezes were like no where else. They planned to stay for a day or two but after having met the artists and had experience of watching special ceremonial dances they realised this was a place where art and beauty was all around; they couldn't help but stay longer than expected.
Handmade Sterling details include leaves, swirls A Sterling shadowbox holds a high quality, Kingman stone in this traditional symbol. Almost an 1" Navajo, Mark Kasuse was inspired by the Plains version to create this in our shop. Twenty faux Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and red Coral provide the southwest color in this impressive, easy to wear accessory. Traditional Sterling flourishes are bordered by a
This beautiful Bear fetish pendant is Inlaid with shades of turquoise, lapis, cultured opal, onyx, oyster shell, and sugilite set in sterling silver. This piece is made by the Native American Navajo. Turquoise jewelry can be dated as far back as BC. Paleo-Indians in the American Southwest drilled and shaped stones for jewelry using Turquoise as the main material. Thousands of pieces were found in Ancestral Pueblo sites at Chaco Canyon.
Hopi Pendants. MV15 Hopi Qumawuny arrowhead-shape pendant. M Hopi silver pendant by Ryan Pawesiema.