At James Avery Artisan Jewelry, we have found inspiration in the landscapes, flora and fauna of the Southwestern United States for decades. From its resilient and beautiful wildlife to its iconic culture, traditions and art, the Southwest is filled with so many things our Customers love and treasure. We’re honored to be able to share our interpretation of these favorites in an artful and meaningful way.
These southwestern jewelry designs vary from colorful, hand-enameled charms to intricately detailed earrings and rings. Turquoise is often featured in this collection as a timeless way to add elements of classic southwestern style to a sterling silver or bronze design. Turquoise is among the oldest known gemstones and has been mined since 3,200 B.C. This gemstone may contain narrow veins of other materials either isolated or as a network. Known as the matrix, these veins of color are sometimes in the form of an intricate pattern, called a spider web – making each design with this natural stone full of character and one-of-a-kind.
Other iconic James Avery elements in this collection are beading, artful flourishes and touches of twisted wire. Like all of our designs, they can be mixed, matched and layered to create looks that are entirely your own – and are versatile enough to change up as often as you like. They also pair beautifully with other styles in our collections, perfect for adding a little southwestern flair to any look you wear.
If you’re looking for Southwest-style jewelry, this collection is for you. Our designs are made in the Texas Hill Country from the finest materials sourced worldwide, creating quality-crafted pieces meant to be treasured for generations. Interested in more Texas-inspired designs? Our Texas Collection features an assortment of Texas rings, necklaces, charms and more jewelry inspired by the Lone Star State.