Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Do you repair jewelry?
A. No. We do not repair jewelry, unless it was created by The Navajo Silversmith™. We stand behind our work.

Q. How does a traditional Navajo Silversmith create a piece of jewelry?
A. Many people are amazed at the incredible time and detail that goes into the handmade jewelry which Dennison creates. Though the best way for anyone to understand and appreciate this rare art form is to see it first hand, we have put together a section to show you just

Q. What is the best way to clean my jewelry without harming it?
A. We get asked this question often, and in fact we have created a separate page which explains the details about how to care for your Native American jewelry.

Q. What are the various types of Native American jewelry?
A. Though there is a very large array of jewelry which many artists and craftsman term as "Native American," jewelry which is handcrafted by Native Americans reflecting some of there traditional culture and designs generally falls into certain categories. For styles typical of the Southwest, click here.

Q. What are the different types of turquoise used in making your jewelry?
A. Without a doubt, turquoise is the most common stone placed into southwestern jewelry. To the Navajo, Turquoise or dootlizhii (meaning blue or green), symbolized prosperity and wealth and was even thought to protect the wearer. For more information about this beautiful stone, check out our turquoise section.

Q. What if my question is not answered here?
A. We are here to serve you! We try to educate our customers, so they can make informed purchases as well as appreciate the history behind their jewelry. We encourage you to contact us and ask any questions that we may not have covered in our website.

Q. How do I know if products that I buy are authentic and made by genuine Native American artisans?
A. Whether you're drawn to the beauty of turquoise and silver jewelry or the earth tone colors of Indian pottery, having some knowledge about American Indian arts and crafts can help you get the most for your money. Be aware that some unscrupulous retailers want to take your money in exchange for imitation American Indian arts and crafts. You can learn more by visiting the FTC's website, or the Indian Arts and Crafts Board and reading the pamphlet entitled, "Buying genuine American Indian arts and crafts."

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