Natural turquoise, lapis, and other untreated stones and gemstones, ceramic medallions and/or objects set as stones.
Natural pearls, finished stones and gemstones in cabochon or facetted shapes set in metal settings
Metals: Only Non-plated metals are allowed and must be identified as silver, brass, copper, gold. Gold must be at least 14K
2. Commercially available Glass beads and undyed pearls must be restrung and used in combination with significant hand-made components produced by the artist.
3. Chip inlay: No powder inlay allowed. Must be 85% stone, 15% adhesive ration
4. Cast Jewelry (including sand, cement, wax, tufa, and cuttlebone)
Mold must be hand-made, hand-carved and poured by the artist.
Wax-carving and lost-wax casting may only be used once for a one-of-a-kind item
5. Fossilized Ivory
6. Findings: Must be integral part of the finished product. i.e. commercial chain (not sold separately), jump-rings, earring backs, clasps, barrette clips, money clips, hooks and eyes, leather for bolos or concho belts
Allowed with disclosure Materials
1. Liquid Silver, gold or plated materials or gold less than 10K
2. German nickel silver is acceptable when its use has been established by tribal use.
3. Stabilized stones must be disclosed on the entry form itself.
4. Commercial stones and coral from temporary strands
Must be natural and un-dyed
Must be used in combination of handmade items
Must represent less than 50% of the finished item
5. Fabricated laminate pattern sheet metals
6. Precious metal clay
1. Imported stones, fetishes or shell beads.
2. Reconstituted or compressed laboratory grown, plastic or synthetic block materials
3. Items assembled from manufactured components such as purchased machine-made or die-struck items, cast blanks (rings, bracelets, bezel cups, leaves, bolo tips, etc.)
4. Liquid Silver, gold or plated materials or gold less than 14K
5. Mass produced items by any casting or any other method
6. German (nickel) silver is acceptable only when its use has been established in a tribal area
7. Plastic Beads
NOTE: All jewelry entered must be both designed and hand-crafted by the artist himself.
Traditional jewelry: Any materials and techniques that are true to tribal and ancestral standards.
Contemporary Jewelry: Any allowable materials, techniques and designs with disclosure.
Contemporary stone or shell jewelry: (pre-Columbian style using contemporary materials). Primarily inlay or heishi styles, but can include using any allowed jewelry materials derived from ancestral styles and designs.
NOTE: Special consideration is given to the use of natural hand-processed materials as well as the sense of design, materials used, and an awareness of contemporary tribal life as it exists today.
All stone, shell or metal elements, beads, feathers and animal materials must be identified and comply with jewelry standards and all state and Federal laws and regulations.