Blogs by Carolyn and Friends - American West Jewelry

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 […]

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 of […]

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 […]