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Be careful when buying Navajo Jewelry

Posted Dec 21, 2014 by sarahcoolen
Navajo Jewelry is renowned for its beauty and value.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Press Release) Dec 21, 2014 -- Navajo Jewelry is renowned for its beauty and value. Indian Artists put lots of hard work into creating their masterpieces, but unfortunately some jewelry companies exploit the popularity of this style of jewelry for profit, producing cheap counterfeit items and thus undermining the work and efforts of true Indian jewelry artists. Before you buy Indian jewelry, inform yourself about the characteristics of authentic jewelry so as to make a good purchase and support artists in continuing their valuable work.
First of all, it’s important that you know here to look for Navajo jewelry. Don’t just take for credit what jewelry suppliers say is Navajo jewelry; check for yourself if this is true. For instance, in certain states, it is illegal to sell this type of jewelry unless you have an authorization to do so. Indian artists are always willing to show you all legal documents and to give you detailed information about the handcrafting process, whereas cheap jewelry producers will not be able to provide any proof for their items. If you’re buying Navajo jewelry online, make sure that the supplier who’s offering you the jewelry has credibility and a good reputation in the business. Ideally, you should first do some research to get detailed information about the quality and aspect of authentic Indian jewelry. Indian artists associations will provide plenty of information on the subject.
All authentic jewels created by Indian artists have hallmarks. These are small stamps or signs printed or engraved on the surface of jewelries, which indicate that the material is precious (as is the case with silver, a much used material in Indian culture) or that the jewel belongs to a certain manufacturer, a certain artist. As you know, Native American population is separated into several tribes, and each of these tribes has its own hallmark. Indian artists stamp their jewelry with the hallmark of the tribe they belong to. Besides Navajo styled jewelry, you can also find items with the hallmarks of Hopi, Pueblo or Zuni. Knowing a few particularities of each of these styles will help you make the best possible investments.
There’s something special about Navajo jewelries, a beauty that cheap imitations cannot capture. Part of the secret of this uniqueness is the fact that only natural and organic materials are used to handcraft the jewelry. The stones are carefully selected and then cut and arranged into different patterns according to the artists’ vision. The techniques of cutting and processing the stones are laborious, but Indian jewelry designers would never conceive using industrial methods to create their artworks. In fact, the more laborious the process, the more hard work it involves, the more valuable the jewelry is. That being said, you have to know that authentic Navajo jewelries cost more than your ordinary accessories, but it’s worth paying a higher price for such masterpieces.
There are more to discover about authentic Navajo jewels – educate yourself to make excellent and valuable purchases.
Indian artists http:// offer you incredibly diverse and beautiful Navajo jewelry , all made with authentic natural gemstones.
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Issued By : Sarah
Country : United Kingdom
Categories : Fashion
Tags : Navajo jewelry,Indian artists
Last Updated : Dec 21, 2014

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