Native American Treasures

Mother and I have a great love for Native American jewelry. For me, it began when Mother brought amazing pieces back from a wonderful store in Scottsdale, AZ about 8 years ago. The highlight of these pieces were the Navajo Pearls, which are round beads handmade of sterling silver. Each bead is hand burnished and when the beads are strung, the shadowing gives the effect of a string of pearls. I thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread!

About 3 years later, my parents and I traveled to Dallas, TX to see Rachel skate for Team Ireland in the Roller Derby World Cup. I looked up "best Native American jewelry in Dallas" and found a fabulous gallery which was loaded with amazing pieces. There started my Navajo Pearls by Marilyn Platero collection. I bought some at the store and over the years ordered more from them online. I now have them in just about every bead size and wear them on a daily basis. They look great on their own and with pendants.

For the past two years, I have traveled to Arizona for the Tuscon Gem Show and have really enjoyed stocking up on pieces both for myself and to share with all of you. One thing I can say about authentic Native American jewelry is that the artisans today take just as much pride in crafting their pieces than their ancestors did generations ago. This is why I both own and offer for sale new as well as vintage Native American pieces. Navajo is my favorite and I enjoy Hopi and Zuni as well.

This coming weekend, June 27-30, we are hosting a Highland Park estate sale in a beautiful 7,100 square foot home. I will be unveiling all of our new to us Native American jewelry at this location. There are additional photos posted to the ad and there will be even more at the sale. If you are a fan of Native American pieces be sure to visit our sale.