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About

Rosa Kilgore in drivers seat of a vintage pick up truck

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SHOW THE WORLD YOUR OWN TRUE SPIRIT 

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Style is personal. It's not just jewelry, it's how you show the world your own true spirit. Nobody likes to feel confined. Wear what you love. Mix and match Rosa Kilgore jewelry for a look that's truly your own. Not only will you look your best, you'll also feel the freedom of being true to yourself.

 


Every woman has a story to tell. At Rosa Kilgore jewelry we want to help you tell your unique story. Even before you speak, you’ve begun to set the stage; how you carry yourself, your clothes, your hair, your jewelry - that talisman which is a window of your inner soul.

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A love of vintage inspired me to create modern designs that feel like old favorites.

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Like you, we have an appreciation for well crafted things, and design jewelry to become a part of your story. These pieces become your new go-to jewelry, the ones you love to wear. Making jewelry is in my bones and in my soul. Every piece comes from the heart and is infused with the energy and spirit of the American Southwest. When you put on a piece of Rosa Kilgore jewelry, you feel that energy, and you are inspired to show the world your own true spirit.

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 AUTHENTIC SOUTHWESTERN HERITAGE

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My grandmother, Margaret Kilgore (left) with Navajo artist Mary Beshlakaii, was a Native American art dealer.

 

As a 5th generation Arizona native, much of my childhood was spent in my grandparents’ trading posts in the heart of Navajo and Hopi country.  I remember seeing the older Native women and falling in love with the way they freely expressed themselves through their jewelry

Many of them wore vintage silver and turquoise pieces with a texture that, when combined with their velvet blouses and skirts, represented the heart of their culture in an artful and glamorous way. The confidence that radiated from these women inspires me to express myself, and to create designs that help you do the same

margaret kilgore indian arts and crafts

  

Growing up in the open deserts of the Southwest, in a family full of passionate and enthusiastic artists, collectors, and dealers, gave me a deep appreciation for self expression and timeless beauty. I have blended the influences of my upbringing into my own style and use them to design modern pieces that feel like old favorites.

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TWO HEARTS, ONE VISION

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Rosa Kilgore jewelry is a shared effort with my sweetheart and husband, multi-talented artist John Mettier. We divide our time between two studios: Our historic home studio located beneath the breathtaking Mogollon Rim, and our magical Scottsdale studio on the renowned Cattletrack Road, situated in an old horse stables and surrounded by lush desert vegetation.

John does our lapidary work sourcing turquoise from the Kingman Mine in Golden Valley, AZ. This family owned mine is one of the oldest in the country, and gives us endless desert beauty and inspiration. Our passion of sharing unique, southwestern jewelry with you represents our heritage - a heritage that also lives within you, longing to be seen.

 

 

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