Beads are an important part of Native American jewelry. In fact,
long before many tribes were introduced to silver, beads were the
primary material used in bead bracelets. At SilverTribe, we have a
great collection of bead bracelets from many tribes.
When Europeans and Spanish settlers came to the Southwest, jewelry
was an important part of trade for Native Americans, who traded
bead bracelets and other items to support their economy. As time
went on, more settlers and westward-bound Americans became
enthralled by the dazzling appearance and flawless
Today, bead bracelets are regarded for their beauty and design. At
SilverTribe, we feature bead bracelets for all styles and
occasions. Whether you are looking for a multicolor bead bracelet
with turquoise or a bead bracelet featuring azurite beads, we have
an item for you.
Every bead is made up of materials that are important to tribes,
both historically and spiritually. Some of the beads used are
believed to bring good fortune, strength and help the wearer
overcome illness. Others are believed to be soothing and
Many believe beads were a sign of prestige and status among
Southwestern tribes. The more elaborate and detailed a bead
bracelet, the higher one's status in a particular tribe.
Experts believe beaded jewelry was the first type of adornment made
by tribes and beaded bracelets have a long history that dates back
as far as the 14th century. The Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo
tribes are all known for making magnificent beads.
Beads are considered an important part of many ceremonies. For
instance, historians believe bead bracelets and other jewelry were
exchanged as a rite of passage in many tribes. When an individual
passed through an important physical or social change, that person
was often presented with beads. Women were often presented beads as
a bridal gift.
Many experts believe bead bracelets and other jewelry were also
presented during healing and curing ceremonies, because the
materials the beads were made from each held some type of meaning
Why not celebrate an important part of your life, or that of a
loved one with an amazing bead bracelet that highlights stunning
polished and shaped beads that suit even the most demanding of
tastes. SilverTribe's inventory of Native
American bracelets always blends the most popular fashion with
tradition and expert craftsmanship.
Our artists make the highest quality bead bracelets available on
the market today. SilverTribe's inventory includes some of the most
stunning examples of artistry and durability to ensure the bead
bracelet you choose will last for years to come.
If you're looking for elaborate beadwork that highlights the
distinctive style of Southwestern tribes, browse our selection of
bead bracelets to find the perfect item for yourself or a love
We are always offering steep discounts to ensure the price you find
is the lowest available. Value and style is the cornerstone of
every product we stock. No matter what your style or budget, we
have a bead bracelet that will meet your needs.