Blog; Carolyn and Friends, Stories from New Mexico

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. The vibrant colors of the Folkloric dance, the exuberance of the mariachi music, the fiery foods, meaningful artwork in tin and wood, and the calm of the hundreds of years old adobe missions that still […]

Master Jeweler and Gentle Soul

Roderick Tenorio was a beloved jewelry artist and dear friend to many. His talent entranced collectors from around the world. Most importantly, his loving, humble nature left an impression on all of us who came to know him. His “gentle rain” symbolism became a hallmark of his jewelry and his soul.Roderick was a leader in […]

A Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ For A Successful Fundraiser

We had a heartfelt month in October! Thanks to all who participated in our Heart of the West fundraiser, we were able to give back to a community that is close to our hearts by proudly donating 10% of every heart design purchase to the American Heart & Stroke Association.  Thank you for being a part […]

It’s Time for A Timeless Look

Each piece in our Classics Collection is an homage to a centuries old art form that was born right here in the Southwest. These incredibly versatile designs are ideally suited for dressing up or down any outfit. From couture to casual, squash blossom necklaces will define any number of unique styles and personal aesthetics. The […]

Show Your American Pride in our American Made Jewelry. True to Our Heritage.

We take our promise of American made jewelry seriously. Each and every piece of American West Jewelry is true to its name and full of American Pride. Our handmade western jewelry and southwestern jewelry is designed and handcrafted in the heart of the Southwest – Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico has a long and fascinating legacy of handcrafted jewelry. Our handmade turquoise jewelry, handcrafted […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]