Native American jewelry is usually made of silver and precious gemstones including turquoise, opal, mother of pearl, onyx and other gemstones. Most of the jewelry is handmade in the Southwest but can be crafted all around the United States.

The factors that affect the value of Native American Jewelry is based on certain criteria. These include:

    • Authenticity
    • Documentation
    • Hallmarks
    • Artist’s reputation
    • Scarcity of the artist’s work
    • Age of the piece
    • Quality of workmanship
    • Condition
    • Weight of the precious metals and gemstones
    • Quality and size of the stones used
    • Overall aesthetics of the piece.

Our appraisers at Southwest Appraisal Specialists are knowledgeable about Native American Jewelry and have the experience necessary to complete a professional appraisal for you.

Southwest Appraisal Specialists is a group made up of accredited appraisers with a variety of specializations including: antique furniture, books, coins, classic cars, dolls, guns, pocket watches, antique jewelry, contemporary, designer, and art jewelry, Native American jewelry, vintage jewelry, original art, art prints, sculptures, stamps, sterling silver, and writing instruments. Each appraiser has been tested and accredited by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) or the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), and proven to be qualified to appraise the items listed as their specialty.

If you want an educated, accredited, and experienced appraiser to value your items, please call us at (915) 584-0022 or contact us by email at

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