American West Jewelry is New Mexico True: Handcrafted in the Southwest, USA

Each and every piece of American West Jewelry is true to its name, designed and handcrafted in the heart of the Southwest – Albuquerque, New Mexico. Best known for our hot air balloons, majestic sunsets and spicy red and green chile, New Mexico also has a long and fascinating legacy of jewelry making rooted in […]

A Message from Carolyn, Bill and the Team

Friends, We know you are receiving countless emails about the coronavirus and the important things we should all be doing to protect ourselves, families, friends, co-workers and our communities.  But it does take a few reminders, doesn’t it? Keeping our hands away from our face is probably the most difficult, because we hadn’t realized just […]

Up-Up and Away! My how the years have flown by!

It’s my favorite time of year, the beginning of Fall and the launch of the happiest New Mexico event of the year, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! For 9 days, our beautiful blue skies are filled with hundreds of colorful hot air balloons. Pilots, volunteers and spectators descend upon Albuquerque to watch, cheer and assist […]

Festival Season is Here, Get Your Boho Beat On in Festival Favs Your Outfit Craves

The sun is shining, music is in the air, and we are busy planning the perfect outfits for that big gig we waited all winter to attend. All over the country we are emerging from our snowy cocoons and chilly desert dwellings to spread our wings like glittery butterflies at events like Coachella, Stagecoach, Electric […]

The Blessing of Corn

For many indigenous peoples, corn plays an important role in culture and spiritual practices. To the Navajo people, in particular, there are very few ceremonies in which corn does not play a role of some kind. Corn represents life itself and is an important “character” in the Diné Bahaneʼ (Navajo Creation Story.) Corn pollen is used as a means of blessing in Navajo […]