The Southwest is known for its gorgeous jewelry and natural gemstones, much of which comes from locations throughout Arizona. Today there are many contemporary pieces that have been inspired by Arizona’s Native American traditional jewelry, and we are seeing a major rise in the classic traditional styles being worn all around the valley.
From bold layered necklaces with natural stones ranging from lapis to jasper, to raw stones showcasing gorgeous amethyst and quartz in its pure state, as well as mixed metals and minimalist deigns with a single-stone focal point.
Here are couple local shops to check out that have a fabulous selection to get you geared up for this season.
Bring a touch of magic to your look this fall!
Adam Rabbit has been around for going on five years. Its creator, Ashley Pasquan, is inspired by her love of adventure and whimsy and it really shines through her playful designs.
You can often find Adam Rabbit at the Phoenix Public Market, various festivals and events around the Valley or online at www.shopadamrabbit.com through Etsy.
From the Reliquary
Hand wrought mixed metals with stone accents, From the Reliquary draws inspiration from the Southwest and the sun-beaten aesthetic that comes with time ticking away in the desert.
Alex Ozers is the magician behind this stunning collection of unique handcrafted and hammered pieces.
You can shop From the Reliquary online through Etsy, on Instagram or locally at Practical Art, located at 5070 N. Central Avenue. You can also see more at his upcoming art show at MADE art boutique this upcoming October featuring small works on wood with metalwork, geometric designs, and floating feathers!
The Southwest provides accessory inspiration everywhere you turn and offers so many ways make your look uniquely you!