Blog; Carolyn and Friends, Stories from New Mexico

Art Jewelry in Southwest culture

Why is Art so important to our Southwest Culture? Indian Market

Art Jewelry connects people from all over the world  Collectors of Art Jewelry, Native American jewelry, Folk Art jewelry or jewelry inspired by the crafts, culture and religion of the Spanish community. Heirloom, vintage jewelry lives on through generations, each collector expressing their individual passion for authentic, genuine wearable art. Artists of the Southwest continue this […]

Squash Blossom and Naja Necklaces ~ Legendary Southwestern Jewels

Squash Blossom and Naja Necklaces ~ Legendary Southwestern Jewels I have always been a passionate collector of jewelry, especially pieces that have cultural significance. I have been fortunate to visit many corners of our country and I’m intrigued by the important way regional history, culture and lifestyle continue to influence distinctly unique art forms. Nowhere […]

Guide to Classic Southwestern Native Pearls

Classic Southwestern Native Pearls~ Your Ultimate Jewelry Go-To! In my library, I have a collection of books about Southwest jewelry and I know from so many of your questions and comments that you share my passion for learning about jewelry. That’s why I’m excited to share our new blog series with you. We will explore […]

Let’s Go to Tinkertown

Lets go to Tinkertown

Welcome to my blog series “My Life Along the Turquoise Trail” The Tinkertown Museum on the Turquoise Trail. Bill and I are fortunate to call this romantic, nostalgic, beautiful and whimsical area our home. Although only a 20-minute drive from Albuquerque, this stretch of highway never fails to transport me, to make me smile, to […]

An Announcement from Carolyn

Dear Friends, over the past several years we have created a wonderful community of jewelry lovers together. I will always cherish our friendship and all of the memories from our gatherings across the country. I am especially touched by the close relationships you have built among our Carolyn Pollack Jewelry community. Bill and I, along […]

Get Balloon Fiesta Ready!

Get Balloon Fiesta Ready! For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Brisk autumn mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of the most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque […]

Master Jeweler and Gentle Soul

Master Jeweler and Gentle Soul, Roderick Tenorio

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 […]

A Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ For A Successful Fundraiser

Unique heartfelt Jewelry A Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ For A Successful Fundraiser

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 & […]

It’s Time for A Timeless Look

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 […]

Meet some of our Native American Jewelry Designers

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 […]

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