Treasures of the Southwest
"Geologists to jewelers, miners to healers, ancient cultures to modern collectors, people of the world over have long been captivated by turquoise. To the native peoples of the American Southwest in particular, this "sky stone" is an ancient talisman for health and happiness, and for centuries it has been incorporated into both ceremonial and everyday jewelry, sculpture and pottery. Other cultures believe turquoise, one of the loveliest of gemstones possesses protective powers."
Turquoise Unearthed An Illustrated Guide J.D. Lowry and J.P. Lowry - Rio Nuevo Publishers - 2002
Tradition Lives On
"From the 1920's through the mid 1950's, Southwestern Indian silversmithing attained a degree of artistic excellence which rivalled that of distinguished silversmiths throughout history." Joseph Stacy - 1975
"The Good Stuff"
"Jackies Trading Post of Taos New Mexico has, for over 35 years, offered the "Best" in original Old Pawn and Traditional Southwest Jewelry. Often referred to as the Good Stuff, or Vintage, a fine selection of Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi made jewelry can be found at Jackies"............. Jackie Baca