ShopHQ on Tuesday will be airing a line we’ve never seen before — Dine Spirit, which is a collection higher-end handmade Southwestern silver jewelry.
The pieces in the 2 p.m. show include a lot of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and spiny oyster shell, with one large necklace priced at $822.
We love this kind of stuff.
Here is ShopHQ’s description:
Discover the artistry of the Navajo people with Diné Spirit – a jewelry collection that embodies the true Native American spirit. Handmade in the Southwest and crafted in sterling silver with American turquoise and other fine genuine gemstones, each piece is an individual and unique work of art.
The Navajo people, or Diné as they call themselves, have a rich history in creating beautifully ornate and artistic jewelry. Combining modern techniques with traditional Navajo silver-smithing methods, Diné Spirit both illustrates and transcends beauty. Common to the Navajo way, each piece is meticulously created one-at-a-time in the homes of skilled artisans, with the artist’s name engraved on every item.
Instantly recognizable, Diné Spirit features a variety of Southwestern details, including complex engravings, scrollwork, floral shapes, oxidation and more. Genuine gemstones native to the Southwest take center stage in each design, bringing color and personality to the pieces.
Add authentic, handmade Native American jewelry to your collection with Diné Spirit.
We guess this dude is going to present it:
Dan Hall, “the Turquoise Cowboy,” is a well-known Design Coordinator in the Southwest recognized for his extensive knowledge and experience in the turquoise and jewelry production businesses.
Dan broke into the industry while traveling to Australia to mine opal. He later became a jeweler at a local store in Scottsdale and over the years, has designed and sold his own jewelry in Santa Fe Square, NM.
Dan continues to have close ties with many domestic turquoise producers. Having worked with some of the best Navajo artisans, he continues to be an asset in educating others about the creation and design of Navajo jewelry.