Apache Indian jewelry is characterized
by large semi-precious gemstones and
precious metals including silver, brass
gold and platinum. Bone and shell are
often used, and the traditional Apache
Indian choker is composed of bone.
Silver jewelry made by the Apache
Indian jewelry maker contains much
intricate engravings of important Indian
symbols. These symbols often tell a
story and may represent a successful
event or warrior.
Apache Tears is a traditional jewelry
composed of black obsidian
or onyx. It represents 75 Apache
Indian warriors who died following
a battle with the U.S. Calvary
in 1870. The tear drops symbolize
the tears shed by their families.
|Apache Indian necklaces are usually big and bold with large
stones, frequently turquoise, opal, coral, and magnesite. They
may have a symbol worked into precious metal with inlays of
gems such as coral and turquoise. Copyright 2012