Pilot Mountain Turquoise Bolo
Sterling Silver and Pilot Mountain Turquoise Bolo By Artist Tony Chino. This bolo features a sterling silver bezel set Pilot Mountain Turquoise cabochon with silver designs around the bezel on a leather bolo with silver tips. This bolo measures 2 x 1/4 and is 42 inches.
History of Native American Jewelry
Native American Jewelry has a unique past. Knowing that story is the key to understanding the Indian jewelry styles of today. Native Americans started making silver jewelry in the late 1800’s when the Spaniards came, making jewelry, ornaments for their horses and trinkets for barter. But the Indian jewelry made before this time provided the foundation for their own style. There is significant evidence of beaded Turquoise jewelry. Turquoise and shell, paired with feathers would be strung and hung from every place possible. Yarn, leather, and sinew were woven into patterns and incorporated into necklaces, bracelets and clothing with the stones and shell.