It’s where the romance of the Old West lives on forever.
Here’s the thing about Western jewelry: it’s inspired by American history. If you are born in the United States, you’re likely to feel a part of it somehow, every time you wear leather boots, a belt and hat; a flannel shirt, jeans, poncho or cape, sterling silver or turquoise. Even if you’re not, you’ll appreciate how the style of the American West was won.
Western wear gets its mojo from the 19th-century American West. The unique style of cowboys, vaqueros, Native Americans and Spanish aristocracy, pioneers, mountain men and Civil War soldiers – singing cowboys like Gene Autry, rodeo stars like Lane Frost and movie stars like John Wayne – epitomizes Western culture and transforms Western jewelry from fashion trend to timeless classic.
Elements of True West Jewelry Design
- Carved leather patterns adapted to a metal medium
- Delicate filigree and scrolling
- Materials found in Nature
- Floral motifs
- Natural stones like turquoise, opal, labradorite
- Symbols of the West such as stars, ropes, horseshoes, equestrian motifs, barbed wire
- Horses, steer, bighorn sheep, rams
- Sterling silver, rose and yellow gold, nickel, bronze
- Cowgirl Bling, meaning a flash of sparkle and glitz on clothes and even boots
Classic Western Jewelry Pieces
Cuff Bracelets – Wide metal jewelry with Mexican and Native American touches.
Belt Buckles – Introduced in the early 1900’s, the western belt buckle is a beloved accessory; trophy buckles hold a special place of honor.
Pocket Watches – For instance, the individually handcrafted timepieces made by Montana Watch Company in Livingston, Montana rekindle the great American heyday of watch manufacture and will set you back thousands and thousands of dollars.
Watch Fobs – Decorative accessories used with pocket watch chains.
Cuff Links – Engraved with gemstone accents.
Bolo Ties – A lariat-style cord fastened with an ornamental clasp.
Dangling Earrings – Made popular by Native Americans.
Squash Blossom Necklaces – Also made popular by Native Americans.
Vintage Western Jewelry
If you are looking for something truly authentic western, Indy Facets has long standing relationships with several of the largest estate jewelry dealers in the nation from New York to Beverly Hills. We will put together a selection with many options for you to choose from.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Ask us about our Custom Jewelry Gift Experience.
Indy Facets – Everyone’s Private Jeweler
Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience, and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call 317-810-1665 for your private appointment or schedule online, indyfacets.com/schedule.