This newly revised 4th edition edition displays a wide variety of Southwest Indian-made jewelry which features the many different colors and types of turquoise, depending on their origins. The turquoise mines in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico are discussed with characteristics of the turquoise found there. Beautiful color photographs show hundreds of examples of Southwest Indian jewelry, dating back over a hundred years and up to the present, with innovative designs. Men's, as well as women's, jewelry is shown to display the many colors and textures of turquoise in belts, bracelets, bolo ties, necklaces, and special pieces of particular beauty. The price guide has been newly revised. *Hundreds of examles of Southwest Indian jewelry are shown *Features turquoise mines in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico *Newlry revised prices
Nancy Schiffer is an art historian whose interest in American Indian jewelry has evolved from her fascination with cultural expression in art. She has written many other books on jewelry, other fields of collecting, and decorative arts.