Hello everyone! Let’s start this post off with a few things I love… I love TURQUOISE, obviously; Native American jewelry and southwest heritage; and I love supporting local and small businesses, specifically those run through multiple generations of a family and extended family. With all of that being said, it’s pretty safe to say that I am excited about this “Grit & Glam Inspired” series feature on Arizona’s own… Mac’s Indian Jewelry!
“Mac’s Indian Jewelry is an Authentic Native American Indian jewelry store with custom handmade Native American jewelry from all over the Southwest. Mac’s Indian Jewelry sells turquoise Native American Jewelry, American Indian Jewelry, Navajo Indian Jewelry, and Hopi Indian Jewelry. Our selection includes Native American necklaces, earrings, pins, bracelets, rights, buckles, bolas, pottery, kachinas, paintings, and miscellaneous Native American Jewelry Gifts. If you’re looking for a Native American Jewelry store in Tucson, AZ, Mac’s Indian Jewelry is the place to shop!”
Before we dive into all that encompasses Mac’s, here’s a little background on this special feature series…
I love that there are SO many strong, passionate women out there in the world today! These women need to be able to live and breathe the western life they love with grit and glam. I thought it would be fun to feature some of my favorite things and favorite small businesses that everyone should check out, inspired by a zest for living life to the fullest and looking good while doing it!!
For more of a backstory on why I am INSPIRED by these featured businesses, check out my post “Grit, Glam & Grace: The Modern Cowgirl.”
Now getting back to the star of this post… Mac’s Indian Jewelry in Tucson, Arizona!
Tell us a little bit about y’all…
Mac’s Indian Jewelry was started at the Tanque Verde Swap meet, when it was on Tanque Verde Road. Mac and Karen McPherson started selling there back in 1975, in addition to their full-time jobs. The industry was booming and they decided to open a store on Grant and Country Club. In 2002 we moved to our current location at Tucson Blvd and Grant. We have been in business for over 40 years. Shane McPherson, their son, now owns and runs the store so it is now a second-generation business. We are a Native American jewelry store with one of the largest inventories in Tucson. We also have pottery, carvings, kachina’s, Rugs, artifacts, CD’s, Purses and Southwest gifts.
What would you most like people to know about Mac’s Indian Jewelry?
That our customers are the whole reason we have been in business for over 40 years, without them we would be here. So, we do our best to treat them well, we do our best to be fair and do our best to have integrity. The jewelry sells itself!
What have been some of your most popular pieces or personal favorites?
We travel to places and hand select pieces, many times there is only one piece available and you may never see another one just like it. We have seen some beautiful, unique jewelry come through here.
And lastly, what would you tell your younger self looking back at how far you have come, and what do you tell yourself now looking toward the future?
Appreciate every sale, treat every customer with respect, be honest, be fair, choose good product and you will be successful.
Thanks so much to Ms. Danielle McPherson for talking to me about Mac’s, y’all really need to check ’em out!! And if you are ever in the Tucson, Arizona area… Make sure you make a point to stop by and go through the store, the jewelry and other goods are amazing and the owners and staff are top notch folks!
Here’s there address -> 2400 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719
AND here’s how to keep up with it all on social media!!!
Mac’s on Instagram @macsindianjewelry – on Facebook as “Mac’s Indian Jewelry” – on Etsy MacsIndian – on their website macsindianjewelry.com
Don’t forget to keep up with my social media, too, by following @kenziegk and @colablancaproductionsllc on Instagram!
Thanks y’all!!! 💜🌵💜
Here’s to good friends and rockin fashion,
P.S. Be sure to look for those social media links in the above text, makes life easier to just click and instantly see what this great company is all about!
*Photos and commentary courtesy of Danielle McPherson*