Hello! I am new from Hamburg, Germany

Hello, I found this page by accident in an antiquers forum today. I am from Germany and I started my collection of NA turquoise jewelry back in 1979 when I first visited the USA.
I found some pieces at Sheplers, a western store in Wichita, KS, where my relatives live. Thats were the craze began. Later I found beautiful jewelry on fleamarkets here in Germany ( NA mostly did not mark their jewelry with “925” or sterling, so sellers thought it was costume jewelry)
In 1987 I made a trip through the southwest with a friend. We were told to go to Gallup and visit the pawn shops. We found very nice cuffs for small money. Also I found some pieces on Horse shows here in Germany. American exhibitors of western riding and quarter horses used to have also some indian jewelry, like it was called then. I am happy to be here and learn some more about turquoise and the native craftsmen an women.


Greetings from Texas. I’ve never been to Germany but that is where my ancestors came from. I hope to visit one day. I also have found that people travel around with the horse shows and set up near the arenas to sell their Native American jewelry.
Welcome to Turquoisepeople!!!

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Welcome! I lived in Germany for a couple of years in the 90s. I didn’t want to leave! Looking forward to seeing your collection.

Welcome! We love to see pictures of turquoise! Looking forward to seeing parts of your collection!