The Native American Rings

Published on January 10, 2012 by Amy

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One of the most beautiful pieces of Native American jewelry is the handcrafted silver Native American rings. The Native Americans learned the craft of the silversmith from the Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago and once they knew this craft they started making many beautiful pieces of native jewelry including their world renowned Native American rings. These silver rings became a very valuable good among the trade that was very common among the times when the Native learned these skills.

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Native American rings come in many different styles and they are made of the highest quality silver available to the Native people at the time, still to this day they are made from the finest materials on the market. Some of these rings are just plain hand crafted silver while others are much more extravagant with different pieces of precious stones designed into them. The precious stones the Native Americans used were usually stones such as turquoise and others that they were able to find or else they would trade something to obtain the precious stones.

The Native American rings quickly became very popular and fashionable among the European settlers and they also started to provide more resources for the Native American people through trading. Since these Native American rings became so popular for their unique beauty they started becoming very valuable on the trade market and this is how the Natives were able to start obtaining new and more modern tools for their work and they were also able to obtain many other things that were important to them that they had discovered from the European settlers. Due to this trade that was very common some of the Indian culture was forever altered, and some of the Native tribes even began to adapt many of the European styles when it came to clothing.

In the past the Natives clothes were usually made form animal hides, but with all the goods they were able to obtain for their gorgeous hand made rings they were able to start obtaining different materials to make clothes from. These rings among other crafts played a big part in the civilization of the Native American indigenous people.

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