Blog; Carolyn and Friends, Stories from New Mexico

Meet some of our Native American Jewelry Designers

Here in New Mexico, August is always an exciting month. It’s the beginning of three of our favorite seasons, when our senses come alive with the crispy aroma of chile roasting season, the revitalizing moisture of monsoon season, and the visual carnival of Santa Fe Indian Market season. Some of our, and our collectors’, favorite […]

Turquoise – The Sky Stone

Real turquoise jewelry has long been considered a sacred stone used by indigenous peoples in the Americas to bless newborn babies, protect warriors in battles, and connect the people to the sky and rain gods. Turquoise has been in fashion for over 3,000 years. With a history this old, turquoise has more than just staying […]

Fathers Day Stories, With A Side of Jewelry

Happy Fathers Day Month! In June we honor our men folk in all sorts of different ways. Here at American West Jewelry we’ve put together what we think would make good gifts for dad: Subtle beaded bracelets, masculine cuffs, and bold I-mean-business rings, to name a few. But however you choose to celebrate the guy […]

Stronger Together

Through the Month of May, American West Jewelry is partnering with Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico to help feed families affected by Covid-19. Visit their website here: https://www.rrfb.org/ We will be donating 10% of all our proceeds to the food bank, which is the largest in the state, where, during ordinary circumstances, 1 in […]

Happy Mother’s Day ❤️

This year Mothers’ Day holds special significance as mommas and grandmas around the world are busier than ever taking care of their little ones during a unique time in history. As we find ourselves taking comfort in family and appreciating simple things, like hugs, more than ever, we can’t help but appreciate those mothers in […]

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 our gallery

Dear Friends and Family, Joy and positivity will always be at the heart of creating and sharing Carolyn Pollack and American West Jewelry with you. As we all navigate through changes due to the Coronavirus, the safety of our team members, customers and everyone’s families is a top priority. We’d like to reassure you that […]

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 […]

Iconic Style, Reimagined

Iconic Style, Reimagined When we saw Aerin Lauder recreate a classic Millicent Rodgers look in this month’s Town & Country, we were inspired! In her 1948 photo spread in Harper’s Bazaar, Rodgers, the Standard Oil heiress that took Taos by storm in the ’40s, made Navajo jewelry iconic and cool. A symbol of the Southwest […]

We support Wounded Warrior Project

American West Jewelry would like to honor our brave military members, their families and caregivers by donating $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. None of us will forget the shock, fear and uncertainty we felt on September 11, 2001. The world as we knew it changed forever. Wounded Warrior Project is dedicated to veterans and […]