Anasazi Turquoise eventually came from many of the famous mines today.
when the Anasazi Indians of North America discovered Turquoise in the Cerrillos Hills.
The Indians loved color and were one with Mother Nature. Several pieces dating back to over 150 years have been found areas of Arizona and other southwestern states.
The use of Turquoise is common in most of the Jewellery.
Shells adorned with images of snakes and frogs (both symbolizing fertility) were used as bracelets.
The Anasazi people started making Turquoise Jewelry as ornaments by hand grinding the Turquoise on common native rocks in their camps.
Soon they learned how to drill holes in the Turquoise and started making in the form of beads.
Some tribes, particularly the Sioux used a process of gift giving by the male.
As he courted the female, he brought her gifts though at times these gifts were meant for the whole family or just the father.