Meet Laura, Your Personal Shopper Stylist

Laura's Southwestern Family Trip Jewelry

Howdy Collectors,   My love of the Southwest starts with living in Texas, and all things Longhorns & Rodeos! Next are the memories made on a family trip. We visited the Four Corners, the Royal Gorge and Mesa Verde to name a few. I fell in love with all things Southwest, especially the Turquoise jewelry! […]

Turquoise – The Sky Stone

American West Turquoise Jewelry Blog 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. It is believed to bring good fortune and a healthful life. Turquoise has been in treasured for over 3,000 years, […]

Why is art so important to our Southwest culture?

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

Art connects people from all over the world  Collectors of 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 classic tradition […]

What does American Made mean?

American Made Blog Classics Collection

Bill Pollack started making jewelry in a small shop in 1975. I grew up designing my clothes and my mother would bring them to life. Later, I pursued a career in the jewelry industry. This love of jewelry ultimately drew Bill and me together in 1993 and it’s been our passion ever since. While most […]

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 was this more captivating than on my first visit […]

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” 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 make me breathe deeply of the fresh […]

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!

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 International Balloon Fiesta®. Those […]

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 […]