SilverTribe Announces Massive Expansion of Native American Jewelry Collection

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Local Arizona store, SilverTribe has collaborated with artists of the Southwest Native American tribes to bring together one of the largest collections of Native jewelry online.

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Each piece holds an energy about it, the craftsmanship is simply stunning because an entire history of beliefs and culture go into making every piece.

SilverTribe announces the expansion of its Native American Jewelry collection, adding hundreds of items to their online store. Silvertribe.com, the largest online seller of Native and Southwest jewelry in the country, works with artists of the southwest, primarily Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni artists, to bring their work to the general public.

The spokesman of SilverTribe, Chris Anderson, gave a few words about the new release.
“We are honored to bring these beautiful necklaces, earrings, cuff bracelets, and rings directly to the public,” said Anderson. “Each piece holds an energy about it, the craftsmanship is simply stunning because an entire history of beliefs and culture go into making every piece.”

Master silversmith and Navajo artist, Calvin Peterson, has provided some stunning rings for this collection. Overlay is a popular silversmith method among the Navajo and Peterson works with layers of gold and silver to produce crisp images of Native American symbols and patterns into his work, giving them a look of refined seamlessness, which is “one of the most popular artists,” among SilverTribe’s customers.

SilverTribe works with artisans around the country whose core value is integrity and commitment to their workmanship. Looking at one of these pieces, it’s easy to see the fine detail, the time, the energy, and the soul that goes into working the silver, carving the stones, and shaping them into some stunning works of art.

Another popular designer to be featured in SilverTribe’s collection is Zuni artist, Effie Calavaza. She’s become famous for her use of the snake symbol. The Snake represents primal energy and helps the wearer connect with nature and all the power it holds. The snake is a symbol of life, death, and rebirth. This symbol is very important in Zuni ceremonies. While primarily using turquoise and coral in her work, sometimes Effie will incorporate beautiful onyx stones as well. Anderson says that Calavaza’s work was what originally propelled the business to new heights, years back.

Another side of SilverTribe’s launch is the beautiful pottery they’re releasing as well; a tradition that goes back thousands of years in Native American culture. Talented artists, like that of Navajo Potter, Derrick Watchman, or the multicolored wedding vases of Navajo artist, Tamaria Arviso, and the whimsical animal symbol pieces of Zuni artist, Tony Lorenzo.

Anderson and the team at SilverTribe invite anyone to come and join the tribe. By signing up for their free emailing service, customers can get a discount on their first purchase. Anderson concluded by saying, “We’re really excited to get this launch out to the public and hope the people will be as moved and inspired by some of the pieces as we were.

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