Blog; Carolyn and Friends, Stories from New Mexico

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

Each and every piece of American West Jewelry is New Mexico 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 […]

A message from our gallery

Dear Friends and Family, A message from our gallery, 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 […]

A Message from Carolyn, Bill and the Team

A Message from Carolyn, Bill and the Team. 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 […]

Iconic Style, Reimagined

Iconic Style, Reimagined When we saw Aerin Lauder recreate a classic Millicent Rogers 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

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 […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Every year more cities across the country are replacing Columbus Day in favor of a new holiday – Indigenous Peoples Day. Here in Albuquerque, the change was made in 2015. New Mexico’s Indigenous population makes up 10.6%, with 22 distinct American Indian tribes calling this beautiful state home. Jewelry is a […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Blessing of Corn

The Blessing of Corn

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 […]