Our website estimates shipping at 18% of the cost of the item. With jewelry, the amount that shows on the invoice is quite high. Please be assured that these wonderful pieces of jewelry generally will be shipped at a cost of around $10.00-20.00.
At Kachina House we carry a vast selection of Native American handmade jewelry, including earrings, rings, bracelets, coral jewelry and turquoise jewelry, bolo ties, belt buckles and many other Native American pieces of wearable art. Kachina House is Arizona’s largest distributor of Native American art, pottery, Hopi Katsinam and so much more. Whatever you are looking for in Native American arts and crafts, look no further than Arizona’s Kachina House.
Jewelry styles differ in every American Indian tribe, but the differences were less marked than with other arts and crafts because jewelry and the materials used for making it (beads, shells, copper and silver, ivory, amber, turquoise and other stones) were major trade items long before European arrival in America. There are two very general categories of Native American jewelry; metalwork and beadwork. Before the Europeans arrived, Native metalwork was fairly simple, consisting primarily of hammering and etching copper into pendants or earrings and fashioning copper and silver into beads. After colonization, Native American jewelry-making traditions remained strong, incorporating new materials and techniques such as glass beads and more advanced metalworking techniques. After the Navajo and Pueblo artists learned silversmithing from the Spanish in the 1800s, metal jewelry arts blossomed in the Southwest, and distinctive Native jewelry, like Hopi silver overlay bracelets and Navajo turquoise inlay became available. The squash blossom necklace came into being and was fashioned after the beautiful horse bridles the Spanish used. Native beadwork was extremely advanced from pre-Columbian times, including the fine grinding of turquoise, coral, and shell beads into smooth heishi necklaces and the delicate carving of individual wood and bone beads.
Older Native American jewelry is often hard to find because the pieces have been lost or are kept in the family. At Kachina House we carry old Native American jewelry that is reasonably priced, handmade and, in some cases, the stones are quite rare.
Thank you for visiting our website. While you’re here we invite you to look around at our vast array of products. If you’re in the Sedona, Arizona area, please visit our showroom. We offer a vast selection of Native American products including Native American art, pottery, jewelry, artifacts, rugs, sandpaintings, Kachina and Katsina dolls and Hopi and Apache baskets. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at 866-587-0547; we’ll be happy to help and we look forward to hearing from you.