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Silver Bolo Ties and in particular Sterling Silver Bolo Ties are an important part of bolo tie culture and jewelry making. Silver is a top metal used in bolo tie fabrication and in particular Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bolo Ties. Silver looks great and is known to be durable and affordable relative to a precious metal of jewelry.
 
Despite their inherent love of ornamentation and jewelry, the Indians of the Southwest did not learn to work with silver until the latter part of the 19th century. Before that they acquired the few silver ornaments they owned through trade with Hispanic settlers and neighboring Plains Indians. The Plains people had acquired their silver in trade with English, French and American trappers.
 
One of the first native metalsmiths was a Navajo known as Atsidi Sani who learned, around 1850, to form black metal from a Mexican blacksmith living in the New Mexico territory. In 1853, Indian agent Henry Dodge moved to a house near Fort Defiance and married a Navajo woman. Dodge brought with him a blacksmith and a Mexican silversmith. Years later, after the Navajos were released from their five-year confinement at Fort Sumner, (Bosque Redondo), Atsidi Sani came to the Indian agency to observe the two smiths at work and refine his primitive metalworking skills.
 
Scientific testing has proven that some ancient beads found in central and South America were originally dug from the Cerrillos turquoise mines near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
When the Europeans brought the technology of working metals like silver with them to the new world, the American Indians who learned the silver smith trade learned eventually began to add turquoise with the silver to develop their own special style of jewelry. A Zuni man by the name of Kineshde is believed to be the first to add turquoise to the hand crafted silver items he was making in the late 1800s.
 

Silver Bolo Ties for sale 

Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise

Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise
   $20.40
Lot of 3 Different Bolo Ties Some Turquoise Silver Plating 1 Signed Foritt

Lot of 3 Different Bolo Ties Some Turquoise Silver Plating 1 Signed Foritt
   $15.50
Bolo Ties Set Of 2 Silver Tone

Bolo Ties Set Of 2 Silver Tone
   $15.99
Joy Mex 0925 Sterling Silver 40” Bolo Tie

Joy Mex 0925 Sterling Silver 40” Bolo Tie
   $31.50
Bolo tie Sterling Buffalo Steer Cow Skull Vintage Silver 925 Slide - marked

Bolo tie Sterling Buffalo Steer Cow Skull Vintage Silver 925 Slide - marked
   $99.99
Vintage Silver Texas Longhorn Steer Leather Bolo Tie. 620, ENGRAVED

Vintage Silver Texas Longhorn Steer Leather Bolo Tie. 620, ENGRAVED
   $59.99
Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise  Black Leather Bolo Tie 21.5” (35.4 G)

Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise Black Leather Bolo Tie 21.5” (35.4 G)
   $32.00
Sterling Silver NAJA Bolo Tie Native Southwest Sterling Tips Navajo Design

Sterling Silver NAJA Bolo Tie Native Southwest Sterling Tips Navajo Design
   $29.95
Bolo 925 Silver (Sterling) Turquoise Vintage Bennet Clip

Bolo 925 Silver (Sterling) Turquoise Vintage Bennet Clip
   $36.00
Vintage Water Wave Bear Claw Design Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Navajo Turquoise

Vintage Water Wave Bear Claw Design Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Navajo Turquoise
   $29.95
Vtg Sterling Silver Mens Navajo Turquoise Bolo Tie

Vtg Sterling Silver Mens Navajo Turquoise Bolo Tie
   $49.00
Vintage Faux Turquoise Silver Metal Bolo Bola Tie

Vintage Faux Turquoise Silver Metal Bolo Bola Tie
   $7.50
Bolo tie  Signed Montana gold and silver tone with the letter K

Bolo tie Signed Montana gold and silver tone with the letter K
   $8.00
SIGNED SHADOWBOX MOSAIC INLAY AND TURQUOISE STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE - BEAUTIFUL

SIGNED SHADOWBOX MOSAIC INLAY AND TURQUOISE STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE - BEAUTIFUL
   $11.50
Fab Mid-Century Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Bolo Tie - Lorenzo Tortalita!

Fab Mid-Century Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Bolo Tie - Lorenzo Tortalita!
   $30.00
Deschutes Jasper Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Hand Made Heart Shape Native Southwest

Deschutes Jasper Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Hand Made Heart Shape Native Southwest
   $39.95
1885 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR TURQUOISE & CORAL STAMP WORK  FANCY BOLO TIE EXCELLENT

1885 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR TURQUOISE & CORAL STAMP WORK FANCY BOLO TIE EXCELLENT
   $95.00
Signed Native American Sterling Silver Bolo Tie, Signed W

Signed Native American Sterling Silver Bolo Tie, Signed W
   $48.00
Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $11.50
Awesome LEE EPPERSON Bolo Tie-Sterling Silver-Southwest Native American Cherokee

Awesome LEE EPPERSON Bolo Tie-Sterling Silver-Southwest Native American Cherokee
   $86.00
Vintage 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Mounted in Sterling Frame Bolo Tie

Vintage 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Mounted in Sterling Frame Bolo Tie
   $48.00
Vintage Native American Sterling Silver

Vintage Native American Sterling Silver "Chief's Head" Bolo Tie
   $9.99
Sterling Silver Bolo Water Sign Navajo Design Turquoise & Coral 34 grams Bennett

Sterling Silver Bolo Water Sign Navajo Design Turquoise & Coral 34 grams Bennett
   $39.95
 KENNETH BEGAY Navajo Diamond and Ironwood Bolo Tie-Sterling Silver-Southwest

KENNETH BEGAY Navajo Diamond and Ironwood Bolo Tie-Sterling Silver-Southwest
   $56.00
Vintage Native Americna Sterling Silver & Turquoise Shadow Box Bolo Tie

Vintage Native Americna Sterling Silver & Turquoise Shadow Box Bolo Tie
   $10.49
Turquoise, Coral And Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Turquoise, Coral And Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $32.00
Lot of Five (5) Pair Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Tip Sets - 10 Tips Total - NEW

Lot of Five (5) Pair Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Tip Sets - 10 Tips Total - NEW
   $70.00
 

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