American Turquoise is considered the most Valuable of Turquoise varieties in the world by most collectors. American Turquoise comes in all grades and colors. Many collectors love this fact about Turquoise from America. The most expensive of all American Turquoise varieties are the spider web matrix patterned stones from different mines in the USA. There are a few American Turquoise mines that produce very unique and rare Turquoise such as Lime Green Turquoise, Fossil Turquoise, pale almost white Turquoise that is gem Turquoise, Yellow Turquoise, and even Brown Turquoise! American Turquoise is valued by hardness, matrix pattern, color, and by origin. Each Turquoise mine in America has a different value given to it's stone. This is determined by the amount of stone or supply vs. demand from a particular mine as well as the popularity of the mine and how well people like the name of the Turquoise mine. This is a unique trait to the gemstone Turquoise, and in particular American Turquoise. Turquoise is the only gem in the world where you could have the same quality Turquoise from different mines and it be two different prices. American Turquoise can vary in price from $1.00 per carat to $300.00 per carat! American Turquoise has been mined and made into jewelry since the Anasazi times. Anasazi Turquoise mainly came from the Cerrillos mine, the Kingman and Turquoise Mountain mines, the Royston mine, the Villa Grove mine and a few others.
American Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry featuring Natural Turquoise has been our specialty at Durango Silver Co since 1972. We have mined American Turquoise and even made movies for American Turquoise that has played on network Television. We have been deep into high quality American Turquoise for a very long time and seriously know a lot about it! Durango Silver Co of Durango Colorado USA is a leading authority when it comes to Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry.
If you are a fan of American Turquoise, you have come to the right place. John Hartman, (owner of Durango Silver Co), mined with Cutler Edgar, former founder and owner of the famed #8 Turquoise mine which was near Battle Mtn. Nevada. John has mined at some of the most famous American Turquoise mines that are now our American history. Turquoise from the American Southwest is the most desired Turquoise in the world and commands the highest price. Durango Silver Co features Natural (high quality) Turquoise in all of the Jewelry that we sell, Navajo Indian Jewelry, Zuni Indian Jewelry Contemporary Southwest Artisan Jewelry and Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry - All with Natural Turquoise of the highest quality.
John and Dillon, (son,) have been and continue to be some of most prominent American Turquoise collectors today. We have a very large collection of American Turquoise from most of the famous American Turquoise mines of the past and the Turquoise mines of the present as well. We actively seek special Turquoise Collections on a daily basis and then use it in our Jewelry for collectors of rare Turquoise. We have natural Bisbee Turquoise, Blue Gem Turquoise, Morenci Turquoise, Royston Turquoise, Kingman Turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and many types of natural Turquoise that simple cannot be found any longer.
We often go to our vault and pull out different types of American Turquoise that John collected in the past and cut the rough material into cabochons. We then put the high grade American Turquoise cabs into Southwest Jewelry designs such as Turquoise Rings, Turquoise Bracelets, Turquoise Necklaces, Turquoise Pendants, Turquoise Earrings and many other types of silver settings. We also make Turquoise in Gold Jewelry, custom and collector knives with natural Turquoise handles. We also carry high end American Native Indian Jewelry from Southwestern USA's top Native American jewelers.
Durango Silver Company takes is well known for its wondeful selection of American Turquoise Jewelry. Durango Silver Company features some of the greatest American Turquoise Necklaces you can find anywhere. We have every type Turquoise necklace from traditional bezel set style pieces to modern inlay Turquoise necklaces with American Turquoise. We pride ourselves in having a wide selection of American Turquoise necklaces by anglo artisans and Native American Jewelry artists alike. We feature amazing American Turquoise Bracelets, outstanding American Turquoise Earrings and other jewelry with top quality Turquoise. Durango Silver Company is most famour for it's wonderful American Turquoise Rings. We are one of the leaders and inovator is modern silver jewelry featuring top gem grade Turquoise.
We invite you to visit DurangoSilver.com often to see our latest collections of high quality American Turquoise and all of the related items we have created with it.
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