The Passion of Southwest Turquoise

Twin Rocks Trading Post offers the finest in American classic turquoise jewelry

New Burnham Turquoise Bracelet set in a Timeless Design.

Gem quality turquoise used in Native American jewelry is a special passion for us here at Twin Rocks Trading Post.  We search far and wide for the best in natural Southwest American turquoise as well as fine quality specimens of Persian and Chinese turquoise.

Turquoise is identified by the mine it comes from. Twin Rocks’ wide selection of classic American turquoise includes Bisbee, Blue Diamond, Blue Gem, Burnham, Carico Lake, Cripple Creek, Damele, Fox, Kingman, Lone Mountain, Morenci, Number 8, Pilot Mountain, Red Mountain, Royston, Sleeping Beauty, Stenech and Turquoise Mountain.

And, we believe in placing turquoise within classic southwestern jewelry settings.  We work with the best Native Southwest silversmiths and goldsmiths, including Will Denetdale, John Begay Jr., John Yazzie, and Eugene Livingston. We love to see their blasts into the past and their experiments that pull us into the future.  (We also work with outstanding turquoise bead artists Ray Lovato, John Huntress, Bruce Eckhardt and Kai Gallagher.)  Our goal is to offer true Native American turquoise craftsmanship in individually designed jewelry treasures.

If you are looking for unique, high-quality turquoise bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, necklaces and other beautiful objects crafted in sterling silver and 14k gold, look no further. You will not find a better selection anywhere in the Southwest — that is our promise and our guarantee to you.

While exploring the Southwest, seek out one of the best-kept secrets in the United States: Bluff, UT, and Twin Rocks Trading Post and Gallery. For decades we have built loyal clients, and we all benefit from our strong relationships with local artists.

When you visit, stop by the cafe and put your feet up.  Enjoy the Bluffs. Talk to the locals.  Then come down to the Trading Post and Gallery. Feel the passion of the turquoise, and the love that goes into creating one of the finest collections of Native American arts and crafts.

It’s all about the beauty!

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Zuni Deer Kachina Pin/Pendant — Magic to Wear

Twin Rocks Trading Post carries one-of-a-kind, quality southwest jewelry

Zuni Deer Katchina Inlay Jewelry

This piece of Southwest Zuni Jewelry is sterling silver inlay, and we at Twin Rocks consider it a particular find! This Deer Kachina that can be worn as a pin or pendant.  Set with green malachite, the blackest jet, mother of pearl, coral from the faraway ocean, and the iconic Southwest stone, turquoise.   It is a true beauty.

Expertly crafted by artist Andrea Lonjose Shirley, it may be the perfect gift, and it’s certainly an heirloom waiting to happen!

Another type of mosaic work, called overlay inlay, this piece features two pieces of silver.  One is for the backing and the second, with a pattern cut from the silver, is soldered on top.  Instead of leaving the silver empty, as in Hopi overlay, zuni artists fill the opening with stones laid in to form a mosaic design.

It’s an intricate process and it takes a steady hand, a fine eye, and an imagination that is boundless.

If you’re cruising around the Great Southwest, you’ve just finished ooooo-ing at the Grand Canyon, or you’re about to explore Mesa Verde, stop by Twin Rocks.  The art is amazing, the folks are friendly and there’s a cool drink with your name on it at the Twin Rocks Café.