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Lisa - I received my Necklace and it is lovely.
It looks just like the beautiful picture!
Lapis Long Chip 2-Strand Necklace with
Czechoslovakian Blue & Gray Faceted Glass
and Sterling Silver Rondelles & Toggle Clasp
Hi Lisa! My Mom did receive her Necklace
and LOVED it! Thank you so much for your
personal attention on getting it to her so
quickly. I will definitely keep an eye on your
beautiful work for future gifts!
Thanks again. Best,
David Umpleby Fox, Royston Ribbon and
Sleeping Beauty & Sterling Silver Pendant with
6 Strands of Turquoise Rondelles, Fire Polished
Glass and Sterling Silver
Thank you for the picture and for the amazing job
you did with the Pearls! Love the Necklace and the
Earrings and you!!!
Cultured Pearl 3-Strand Necklace with Blue Crystal
Rounds, Fire Polished Glass, Czech Glass Ovals
and Teardrops, and Sterling Silver Dragonfly Charms,
Beads and Toggle Clasp
Lisa - Jewelry arrived yesterday late afternoon.
Beautiful as usual. Thanks for getting the
Jewelry out to me so quickly. Stay well!
Pilot Mountain Turquoise Petal Bracelet
with Sterling Silver Disc Beads and
Sterling Toggle Clasp
Hi Lisa -- I am wearing my Earrings every day so far!
So nice to meet you!
Laguna Niguel, CA
Hammered Sterling Silver Royston Boulder Turquoise & Blue Turquoise
Single Ring Earrings 3-Strand Necklace with Pyrite, Czech Luster
Glass & Sterling Silver
Lisa -- Ring arrived today. Just took my breath away!
You all are the finest artists. Gorgeous and big.
Wearing to Notre Dame graduation in May. Will
be an amazing statement piece! Thank you both
for your creativity and passion.
Dr. Lynne Cary
Easter Blue Turquoise and Sterling Silver
Oval Ring with Adjustable Sterling Silver Band
Lisa -- Received today in good shape.
Awesome, outstanding, unique and special!
Will wear daily as my signature piece. Now I
got my New Mexico on! Thanks for updates
and correspondence. Professional and appreciated.
Dr. Lynne Cary
Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Zia
Pendant with 3 Strands of Kingman Turquoise
Rondelles, Fire Polished Glass & Sterling
Happy New Year! I love the Necklace!!!
Thank you so much for helping Bob (pick it out)!
Have a healthy and happy 2020!
Palm City, FL
Inlaid Malachite and Sterling Silver
Bear Pendant with 3 Strands of Turquoise
Rounds, Fire Polished Glass & Sterling Silver
Lisa took time to help me choose several --
yes, several -- just right Necklaces to fit my aesthetic
sense. Artistic silver, outstanding workmanship and
El Dorado Hills, CA
I love wearing my Coral Necklace with the Silver
Elephant Beads. I remember the day I purchased it
at Preston Field in Incline Village, NV. You and your
husband were lovely to talk with. The Necklace
always gets compliments.
Bamboo Coral Nugget 3-Strand Necklace
with Bronzite Rounds and Hill Tribe Silver
Stamped Elephant Beads
I just received the MAGNIFICENT Copper Pendant!
Wow... I love it! So beautiful!
Navajo Handmade Stamped Copper Pendant
with 200 Handcrafted Copper Beads & S-Clasp
Lisa -- My Necklace arrived today. It is beautiful!
Bench-Made Sterling Silver Graduated Rondelle
Bead Necklace with Vintage Czechoslovakian Nailheads
Received my Ring today. I love it -- with the Twisted Copper
Spinner and narrow rims. Please tell Jim how much I like it.
Hope to see you both in the near future. Cheers,
San Carlos, CA
Sterling and Copper Channel Ring
with Twisted Copper Wire
Dear Lisa - I am truly appreciative for the beautiful Necklace.
It is more beautiful in person! The color of the Turquoise is mesmerizing
and the beads are exquisite. I love the contrast of the handmade Turquoise Cubes
and the additional sparkle of the glass beads. I have been collecting Turquoise
for years now and this is one of my favorite pieces. The care and thoughtfulness
you but into your Jewelry and your transactions could not be more perfect. Thank you!
Nevada Turquoise Graduated Nugget 3-Strand
Necklace with Handcrafted Kingman Turquoise Cubes
Fire Polished Glass and Stamped Sterling Silver Rounds
"Hi Lisa, I received my Necklace in today's mail and it's beautiful,
exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your exceptional
customer service. It has been a pleasure working with you and
I know I will be a repeat customer. Thanks again, Susan"
Royston Ribbon Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cross Pendant
with 3 Strands of Turquoise Rondelles, Amber Quartz,
Fire Polished Glass and Sterling Silver
“I LOVE my Necklace! Thanks so much.”
Buffalo Dancer Royston Ribbon & Sterling Silver Pendant
with Kingman Turquoise Nuggets, Crackled Quartz, Amber Chip & Sterling
"Hi Lisa. I just wanted to let you know I received the
Necklace and its beautiful. Thanks so much!!”
Carol Ann Korn-Smith
Virginia Beach, VA
Red Jasper Rectangle 3-Strand Twist Necklace
with Carnelian, Pyrite Nuggets, Tortoise Turquoise & Sterling
“Oh my goodness! The Necklace arrived and it is gorgeous!!
It was pretty in the picture but beautiful in person.
It will be perfect for the occasion. Thanks again very much
for your wonderful customer service!”
Turquoise and Sterling Silver Butterfly Pendant with
3 Strands of Turquoise Rounds, Fire Polished Glass,
Olive Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver Rondelles & Toggle Clasp
"Dear Lisa and Jim
Hope your Christmas was very good. We had a great time in Salt Lake City.
Since I do not know when I will get to see you I wanted you to know
that our granddaughter loved the Necklace!
Happy New Year!
4-Stone Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cross Pendant with
2 Strands of Turquoise Discs & Cylinders, Amber Quartz & Sterling Silver
"Lisa — I got my Ring! I absolutely love it. I really do.
It is my favorite color. And my Necklace is beautiful as well.
I am very grateful to have met you and have had the opportunity
to work with you (adding to) my collection of turquoise pieces.
I am sure I will be working with you more in the future!
Good luck with your jewelry work. It truly is beautiful!
Thank you, Danielle”
Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Ring
with Etched Sterling Silver Band
"I received my Necklace Friday and it is so beautiful!
I just love it. I’ll be wearing it all the time.
Turquoise Large Nugget Necklace with Spiny Oyster Shell Disc,
Spiny Oyster Shell Chip, and 34mm Hill Tribe Silver Woven Pendant
"Just received the Necklace. It's absolutely stunning.
She's gonna love it! It's great to do business with
a company that cares about service so much.
Thanks for the handwritten note!
Nice touch! Cheers!
Kingman Turquoise Graduated Tab Necklace
with Oyster Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver
“Lisa & Jim -
I wanted to let your know that Tracy loves her Necklaces
and gets lots of compliments on them from her girlfriends.”
Sun Valley, CA
4-Strand Turquoise and Black Horn Amulet Necklace
with Olive Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver (right)
Mixed Blue and Green Turquoise Graduated Nugget Necklace
with Turquoise & Jade Rounds and Hill Tribe Silver Elephant Beads (left)
I just got home and found my new treasure in the mailbox!!
The bracelet is beautiful and it fits PERFECTLY!! Thank you
so much - this bracelet will be my new favorite (and only) bracelet!!
Sterling Silver Byzantine Rose Chain Bracelet with
18mm Sterling Spring Ring Clasp
Lisa - The turquoise necklace is just beautiful, great design and
beautiful stones. I'm very happy with it and thank you very much!
Turquoise Oval 3-Strand Necklace with Bone Rounds, Sterling
Silver Bench-Made Rounds, and Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
Hi Lisa and Jim - I absolutely love my Necklace with the amazing
Pendant and you surprised me when you gave me those beautiful
Hammered Sterling Silver Earrings. WOW it is one of my very favorite
Jewelry sets and I’ve been getting lots of compliments!
Septarian Nodule Fossil Stone and Sterling Silver Art Pendant
with 4 Strands of Black Nugget Pearls and Sterling Silver
Necklace and earrings arrived today!!! Reyne loves them.
She is wearing the necklace already to a party tonight.
Jasper and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace with Smoky Quartz
Rounds, Saltwater Pearls, Carnelian Tube Beads and Sterling Silver
My necklace arrived and it is perfect! Thank you!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!"
Las Cruces, NM
3-Strand Brown Turquoise Twist Necklace with Tortoise
Turquoise Rondelles, Czech Luster Glass, Pyrite and Sterling Silver
I just received my Necklace in the mail and it’s amazing!
Thank you so much!”
Mixed Gemstone Necklace with Sterling Silver Cross
and Sterling Beads and Toggle Clasp
Just wanted to let you know that
I received the Necklace, and it’s beautiful!
Pyrite Faceted Oval 2-Strand Necklace With
Onyx Rounds, Fire Polished Glass and Sterling Silver
“Wow! What great service! I am so looking forward to
adding (the Baltic Amber Necklace) to my growing collection.
Love them – and everyone always admires them! Happy Holidays!”
Audrey & Bob Sprague
Palm City, FL
Baltic Amber and Sterling Silver Pendant with
Golden Amber Nuggets, Cognac Amber Chip & Sterling
“My husband, my friend Carol, and her husband got together
to gift the Merle House Necklace to me for my upcoming birthday.
I had seen it before and planned on buying it myself. So, I was so surprised
when they recently presented it to me. I thank you for it;
It is magnificent and I will treasure it.”
Merle House Tufa Cast Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver
Pendant with 3 Strands of Labradorite, Turquoise Heishi,
Swarovski Crystal, and 15.5mm Stamped Sterling Silver Rondelles
Red Jade Rondelle Bead 2-Strand Bracelet
"I received the Red Jade Bracelet and Earrings yesterday.
It was a perfect fit on the Bracelet - thank you so much!!!
Love it - I am sure I will receive many compliments from
friends. I will be sure to tell them about your exquisite pieces!"
With Sterling Silver Discs, Rounds and Toggle Clasp
"I saw this amazing piece in a small Gallery
in Genoa, NV. As I own more jewelry than anyone
has a right to have, I usually just admire pieces with
no intention to buy. But I was compelled to go out of my
way again to look at the piece and to admire others in the
collection. When I found out that Lisa and Jim were going to
have a booth at the Candy Dance in Genoa, I decided I had to
make the five hour trip from San Francisco to meet them. Obviously
I ended up buying the piece I loved, although it was difficult to choose
from among some others I liked as well. The cherry on the top of the
whole experience was meeting Lisa and Jim and getting to know them
and their work. I'm not the easiest customer because I can be very
indecisive, but they were kind and patient and helpful in the selection process.
I love my new Necklace, made even more special because of Lisa and Jim."
San Francisco, CA
Sonora Sunset and Sterling Silver Post-Set Pendant with
9 Strands of Antique White Heart Beads, Mixed Gemstones and Sterling
"I love my Hypersthene, Obisidan & Sterling Necklace! I knew that I would -- all of
my Necklaces have been great. My next one is going to be a Coral one!!"
5-Strand Hypersthene and Obsidian Necklace
with Sterling Silver Cones and Toggle Clasp
"Lisa Thank you so much! My wife absolutely loved both
necklaces. In fact one was to be for Easter and one for her
birthday in June, but they were both so gorgeous that
I couldn't decide which to give her, so I gave her both!
I know I've now purchased three or four pieces from you
and I can always count on the Jewelry being one-of-a-kind
and the workmanship being excellent! I will continue to
purchase all my gifts for my wife from you! Thank you
again for your superb taste in all that you offer."
Uvarovite and Sterling Silver Pendant with Jade Rounds,
Moss Agate, Fire Polished Glass and Sterling (left photo)
Gaspeite and Sterling Silver Butterfly Pendant with British Columbia
Jade, Ornate Carved Glass, Black Agate and Sterling Silver (right photo)
"Thank you for sending the pictures
and description of my Chrysoprase Necklace.
I really like your work -- as you know!
I now have six simply beautiful pieces.
Keep up the wonderful work."
Mary Jo Throndson
Chrysoprase Large Nuggett Necklace with Turquoise Rounds,
Picasso Turquoise Glass and Sterling Silver Rondelles
"Hi Lisa - I just wanted to let you know that I received my Turquoise Heishi
and Sterling Silver Necklace and matching Turquoise & Sterling Bracelet.
I am very happy with the purchase. Thank you."
14mm Turquoise Heishi Necklace with Kingman
Turquoise Nuggets & Ornate Sterling Silver (left photo)
3-Strand Turquoise Heishi Bracelet with
Kingman Turquoise Nuggets & Ornate Sterling Silver (right photo)
"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!"
Royston Ribbon Turquoise and Sterling Silver Oval Pendant
with Royston Boulder & Blue Turquoise Rounds, Cream Shell Heishi
and Sterling Silver
"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."
Red Jasper Teardrop and Coral Spike Bracelet
with Sterling Silver Beads, Leaf Charm & Toggle Clasp
"Thank you — I got it! LOVE IT!"
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
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"
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!"
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,"
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!"
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."
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."
with Smoke-Colored Pearls & Sterling Silver
"Lisa, I received the necklace today!!
It is PERFECT thank you!"
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
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!"
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
Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Notched Pendant with
"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!
Joyce Lehan Bonner
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"
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 necklace...it's beautiful!!!!"
Pine Bush, NY
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."
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!"
5.5mm Sterling Silver Byzantine Link Necklace
with Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp
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