Customer Reviews

Our Customers are our best fans, critics and quality control assessors. We work hard to meet their exacting standards. Below are some of the comments we've received over the past year.

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I was so thrilled to see my gorgeous Southwest Designs Necklace
hanging from the Christmas Tree! The Royston Ribbon Turquoise Pendant is
absolutely exquisite and even feels lovely to wear. I've been receiving so many compliments. 
The Necklace is beautifully crafted and now one of my most treasured possessions. Making it
even more special was meeting the artisans who created it. Thank you!

Peggy Borgman
Genoa, NV
January 2017

Royston Ribbon Turquoise and Sterling Silver Oval Pendant
with Royston Boulder & Blue Turquoise Rounds, Cream Shell Heishi
and Sterling Silver

Royston Ribbon Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant with Royston Boulder & Blue Turquoise, Shell Heishi and Sterling

Just wanted to let you know how surprised and happy my sister was
to receive your beautiful bracelet! It looks great on her and she loves it.
Thank you so much my friend.

Joyce Lehan
York, ME
December 2016

Red Jasper Teardrop and Coral Spike Bracelet
with Sterling Silver Beads, Leaf Charm & Toggle Clasp


Thank you — I got it! LOVE IT!

Stacey Sherman
Davie, FL
December 2016

Spiny Oyster Shell and Sterling Silver Heart Pendant
with 2 Strands of Spiny Oyster Shell Nuggets & Ornate Sterling


Excellent quality, customer service and selection. Always a wonderful experience.
Have a long wish list!

Mary Jo Throndson
Genoa, NV
November 2016

3-Strand Sterling Silver and Turquoise Artist Necklace with
Jade Cylinders, Czech Glass, White Hearts, Labradorite,Vintage
Nailheads, Sterling Leaf Charms and Reticulated Silver Coins


Your pieces are all beautiful, the workmanship outstanding, and it is
always difficult to make a selection. The Southwest Designs/Jill Altmann
Art Show was a very nice event and I enjoyed attending.
I love my purchases.  All the best, Jackie

Jackie Aynesworth
Genoa, NV
November, 2016

5-Strand Garnet Coin Bead Necklace with Carved Glass

Drum Beads, Czech Glass and Sterling Silver

"I'm wearing my new Necklace right now. Thanks again. I've gotten lots of complements already!"

Lee Otis
Seattle, WA
August 2016

Amber & Sterling Silver Pendant with 2 Strands of Turquoise
Coin Beads, Vintage Amber Faceted Cylinders, and Ornate Sterling  

"Dear Lisa -- The Necklace has arrived and it is just beautiful! Thank you! I will
definitely order more from you again! All the best,"

Vivian Cochrane
Barboursville, WV
August 2016

43mm Onyx, Sterling Silver and Copper Pendant with 3 Strands

of Black Pearls, Copper and Sterling


"I sent a text last night that I received the Necklace. Love what you did!"
Jill Altmann
Reno, NV
July 2016

Green Turquoise Nugget Necklace with Royston Boulder
Turquoise, Jade Cylinders, Bone Rounds and Sterling Silver


"Hi Lisa - I received the necklace and I just wanted to let you know it is simply beautiful! 
I will most definitely pass your site along as I have bought many different silver and turquoise
jewelry pieces over the years in my travels but your necklace is just a million times more
gorgeous than any picture or piece I have bought before! This is surely a prized possession
to me now. Thank you again for the earrings as well. I appreciate all the help and I will be
keeping my eye on your site for new treasures."

Diana Z.
Gormley, Ontario
June 2016

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cross Pendant
with Graduated Turquoise Rounds and Sterling





"This is the second piece of jewelry I have purchased from Southwest Designs.
All I can say is, photos never do the pieces justice — they are so much more lovely
and grand in person — and I always receive compliments when I wear them."

Reyne Stultz
Pleasanton, CA
June 2016

Black Keshi Pearl Spike 2-Strand Necklace
with Smoke-Colored Pearls & Sterling Silver


"Lisa,  I received the necklace today!!
It is PERFECT thank you!"

Angela Utter
Wheatland, WY
June 2016

Carved Turquoise Flower Bead Necklace 
with Smoky Quartz Rounds & Sterling Silver



"Lisa - the necklace arrived!!  Bob said, "Home Run!!"
It looks lovely - a beautiful piece of art!! Thank you so much.
My next one is going to be something in the coral line!!!"

Audrey & Bob Sprague
Palm City, FL
February 2016

Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Radius Pendant with 4 Strands of
Troy Springs Turquoise, Pyrite Nuggets, Vintage Nailheads & Sterling


"I just got back from a wedding in Palm Springs and in the mailbox
was my beautiful Necklace. I love it – thank you!"

Colleen Stockwell
Carmel, CA
February 2016

Pyritized Ammonite and Sterling Silver Pendant with
22-inch Silver Snake Chain



"Beautiful Necklace.  She loves it! Thanks." (Allen)
"Dear Lisa: The necklace is gorgeous!  We are so pleased with it!!! The length is great too!
When we saw your Jewelry Collection at the Genoa Lakes Art Show we were impressed by
the high quality of the pieces. This was the deciding factor in our decision to have a custom Necklace made. I admired the Turquoise rock you had on display at the Show, and the stone Jim cut from it to make my Pendant is even nicer than I had imagined. The Pendant is superbly done and the silver is polished to perfection. Thank you!" (Susan)

Susan and Allen Hayes
Reno, NV
February 2016

Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Notched Pendant with
Kingman and Troy Springs Turquoise Nuggets, Black Agate & Sterling

"I JUST love it, thank you SO much for all the effort!! I've attached a photo
taken at the Central where we had dinner to celebrate my new Bracelet!
Thank you!!"

Joyce Lehan Bonner
York, ME
February 2016

Sterling Silver 8.2mm Rope Link Bracelet with Sterling Lobster Clasp

"Hi Lisa - Just wanted to let you know that I received my necklaces today
and OMG they are absolutely stunning. I could not be any happier. Thank you!!
They are perfect!!!!!!  Now I have to decide which of your bracelets would go best
with them even though they go well with what I have now. Again, Thank you - Sandy"

Sandy Ogle
Kemp, TX
January 2016

Turquoise Mountain and Stamped Sterling Silver Pendant
with 2 Strands of Turquoise Rondelles & Sterling
9-Stone Natural Royston Turquoise & Sterling Silver Pendant
with 4 Strands of Turquoise, Pen Shell Heishi & Sterling

"Lisa, I just received the necklace...OMG, my wife is going to be even more I'm love with me, if that's even possible. Thank you so much for the prompt service and quality of's beautiful!!!!"

Martin Hauser
Pine Bush, NY
December 2015

Onyx and Sterling Silver Sunflower Pendant with
6 Strands of Bronze Nugget Pearls, Vintage Nailheads and Sterling


"Good news!! Necklace and earrings arrived without any hitches.
They got them in the correct postal box!! What a beautiful set.
I just love them. Thank you so much for sending them so quickly.
I had to go to Kerrville today and I dressed in an outfit that matched them,
stopped at the postal box and picked them up, and wore them all day today.
Lots of compliments on such a beautiful creation. Thanks again."

Gail Gavit
Hondo, TX
October 2015

36-Stone Spiny Oyster Shell and Sterling Pendant
with Spiny Oyster Shell Spikes, Black Agate & Sterling
Spiny Oyster Shell & Sterling Silver Earrings



"The Necklace arrived today and I was  able to give it to Ann
before she left. She loves it and was overwhelmed. It turned out just 
perfect and I told her to wear it on the trip to make sure the length
was just right. Thank you so much for getting it ready so quickly. 
It is just beautiful! Thank you for your stunning work and talent!"

Laurie Herbst
Providence, RI
July 2015

5.5mm Sterling Silver Byzantine Link Necklace
with Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp


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Retail Location:  The Gallery on Main, 2292 Main St., Genoa, NV; (775) 392-4377