Archive for June, 2010

Zuni Indian Silver Smiths

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Zuni Indian Silver Smiths

Whether you are a Southwestern Jewelry lover or a Turquoise lover it is certain you have heard of the Zuni Indian Silver Smiths and their intricate jewelry.  This group of Native American Jewelry artisans is almost as prolific as the Navajo Jewelry artisans.  Most of the American Indian jewelry that has been made and is made today is made either by Navajo Jewelers or Zuni Indian Silver Smiths.

Zuni Indian Silver Smiths

Zuni Indian Silver Smiths

The Zuni Indians have long been known for their exquisit Turquoise and Gemstone Jewelry. They are famous for Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry, Needlepoint Jewelry and Pettipoint Jewelry. They use Turquoise and multiple colored gemstones that complement the Turquoise they use in their designs.

Zuni Indian Silver Smiths

Zuni Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry has recently grown to be their most popular design of choice by the public. The process of inlaying gemstones into channels is labor intensive and it is easy to understand when viewing our examples just how wonderful their art is. View Photos and Read Our Story on Zuni Jewelry at Zuni Indian Silversmiths.

 

Turquoise Mines List

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Turquoise Mines List From Durango Silver Company

turquoise mines listTurquoise Mine List by Durango Silver Company includes Turquoise Mine information, locations by Country & State and Turquoise photos of Turquoise Specimens from each of the particular Turquoise Mines. Read about Arizona Turquoise Mines, Nevada Turquoise Mines, Colorado Turquoise Mines, New Mexico Turquoise Mines, California, Utah and Global Turquoise Mines.

Turquoise Mines List

Durango Silver Company offers a wealth of information related to Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry. Our Turquoise Mines page is one of many great pages we provide for your education on Turquoise. We invite you to follow our links on the many great stories we have for your knowledge.

Turquoise Mines List

Turquoise Qualities by Durango Silver Jewelry

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Turquoise Qualities

There are many different things to consider when trying to determine Turquoise Qualities.  As far as natural Turquoise, there is color, character, locality which the stone came from, matrix patterning,  hardness, and luster.  In today’s market Turquoise qualities are also based on whether they are natural or have been treated.

Turquoise Qualities

Turquoise QualitiesDurango Silver Company uses a large variety of Turquoise as well as many other quality gemstones that complement Turquoise. This Page, Turquoise Values,  includes information about the Turquoise that is used in the Jewelry Durango Silver Company produces and deals in. I discusses many types of Turquoise such as Bisbee Turquoise, Morenci Turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and many other high quality types of Turquoise.
Durango Silver Company has manufactured Turquoise Jewelry for nearly 40 years, we have always put high priority on using the finest Turquoise Gemstones possible in our Jewelry. With this in mind, we have been collectors of high quality Turquoise that had been mined in the past and we have continuously been buying Turquoise since we started our business.

Turquoise Qualities