Oyster Bracelet Designs
Southwest tribes have used oyster shells for centuries for
adornment, art and jewelry. At SilverTribe we have an amazing
collection of oyster bracelets crafted by some of the most talented
artists in the business.
Jewelry makers who admire the beauty and staying power of such
magnificent fossils seek out the shells, some of which date back to
prehistoric times. From New England to the West Coast, tribes have
a history of making jewelry and art from shells.
In the desert regions, a popular option is oyster shell, thanks to
its versatility and selection of beautiful colors. Tribes such as
Zuni and Hopi make some of the most stunning examples of oyster
bracelets with shells meticulously carved and placed in sterling
We also carry oyster bracelets complimented by other stones, such
as turquoise for a truly beautiful item that captures the spirit of
the artists. Many of our oyster shell cuff bracelets feature red
shells, which compliment any style for a real desert fashion
Browse our selection to see some of the finest shells used today.
The best artists in the Southwest use the spiny oyster, or thorny
oyster, which is actually a member of the scallop family and are
found all over the world. Jewelry makers enjoy using this shell
because of its varied colors and durability for use in oyster
Some historians believe shells have been used as adornment for
tribes since ancient times and many techniques have been developed
and passed down. Some of today's artists form the shells into beads
by grinding them down by hand or using a machine.
American Pueblo Indians are known for creating beautiful miniature
landscapes by using different shades of shells and other stones
placed expertly into a sterling silver oyster bracelet.
Many artists put their own personality into the oyster bracelets
they design, which is shown through their choice of colors and
patterns. Oyster shells are unique because they can be found in an
array of colors, from red and pink, to purple or white – and many
At SilverTribe, we carry oyster shell bracelets with intricate and
detailed beadwork in all shades. Some of our Navajo oyster
bracelets highlight deep red shells reminiscent of rubies. Others
feature orange or purple shells cut and placed into jewelry to
create a tiny mosaic of shells.
Our colorful and detailed collection will give you a new respect
and appreciation for the craftsmanship, patience and artistic
talent that goes into making every item in our growing Native
American bracelets catalog.
Browse through our collection to find the best prices on a growing
inventory of oyster shell bracelets and sign up for our email list
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