Turquoise Facts

September 1st, 2015

General Turquoise Facts

Here is a little post about Turquoise Information and Facts.  We will update you on the basics of one of the world’s most popular stones giving you a little of the Turquoise facts you need to know to by the right stone. Turquoise is a sky-blue or green translucent to opaque basic aluminium phosphate that contains copper. It has been revered as a gemstone for millenniums. The name “Turquoise” comes from the French “turqueise”, meaning “Turkish stone”, because it was first transported to Europe via a Turkish nation. The color that we recognize as Turquoise was named after this gemstone.

More Turquoise Facts

Here some quick historical Turquoise Facts for you. Turquoise was used by the ancient Egyptians and Aztecs as a jewelry gemstone and decorative stone. King Tutankhamun’s burial mask and tomb was inlaid with Turquoise. The ancient Egyptians believed that the color blue was a symbol of regeneration, so turquoise was treasured for both decorative and superstitious purposes. Another Turquoise Fact is that the Meso – Americans created Turquoise mosaics and the Chinese carved Turquoise into ornaments. Turquoise was also used by Native Americans in works of art and jewelry, some of whom believed that it possessed protective properties. The Tibetans believe in the healing properties of Turquoise and have valued turquoise jewelry for centuries.

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Quality Turquoise Facts

Read a few Turquoise Facts and learn something new. Turquoise is a sedimentary gemstone, meaning, moisture seeps through the upper crust of the earth which has copper, iron and aluminum sulfates – the gem quality Turquoise is formed from highly concentrated minerals that are deposited into pockets and crevices in the earth that have the perfect conditions to create this rare gemstone. High Quality Turquoise is rich in color and above a 5 in hardness on the Mohs’ hardness scale.

Typically, when mining Turquoise there is a lot of overburden or host rock where Turquoise is found, it has to be removed to get to the medium quality stone that is usable in its natural state. Gem quality Turquoise, which is called high grade, runs in small pockets or thin veins sporadically among the medium quality Turquoise. The miner is always on the watch for high grade and when found, all operations stop to take special care not to damage the high grade.

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Modern Spiritualists consider Turquoise to have the Turquoise Spiritual Properties to be of spiritual attunement, cleansing, protection and prosperity and a symbol of the Earth and sky, good fortune and success. The Turquoise Spiritual Properties are wonderful and helpful to most people. – See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/turqspiritual.htm

We hope you have learned a little basic history, knowledge, Turquoise Facts, and Turquoise Information.

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Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry

June 12th, 2015

Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry

The Tibetan people celebrate Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry and Jewelry with Tibetan Turquoise as one of the most spiritual possessions of their lives. They have worshipped Turquoise for over 5,000 years and have traded their belongings on the silk road of Asia for the same amount of time. Turquoise is a very spiritual gemstone as it was one of the first gemstones known to man.

Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has just completed a great new informational page on Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry from present to the past. You can view this page by going to Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry in this link or by typing it in of the search engines.

Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

The Hartman family of Durango Silver Company has been collecting Tibetan Turquoise for nearly 40 years. They cut rough Turquoise and set it into their designs. They also often have old Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry that they put up for sale on their Antique Turquoise Jewelry pages. Durango Silver produce some exceptional Turquoise Jewelry with Tibetan Turquoise that is high grade as that is what they have collected. They hand cut the Tibetan Turquoise and then set it into quality Sterling Silver or Gold settings.

We invite you to browse our online store and when you do, type in Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry to see what we currently have available.

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Inlay Dangle Earrings

May 18th, 2015

Inlay Dangle Earrings

Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has created a great educational page on Inlay Dangle Earrings that we think you will really appreciate. There are many photo examples as well as a lot of information text, check out this educational page as it will help you realize this great jewelry coming out of Durango, Colorado.

Turquoise Dangle Earrings

John and Dillon Hartman have been mining and collecting high grade natural Turquoise for over 40 years. We use this fine quality Turquoise in our Inlay Dangle Earrings as well as the Turquoise Dangle Earrings we have made for us by Native American Artisans such as Stanley Manygoats.

Inlay Dangle Earrings by Durango Silver Company

We invite you to visit our presentation on a very special type of earring that is made right here in the American Southwest – Inlay Dangle Earrings! These fine designs are one of your American Heritages that are hand made in the USA.

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