Archive for July, 2010

Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Southwest Turquoise JewelrySouthwestern Turquoise Jewelry from Durango Silver Company is unique as each piece is individual and handcrafted here in the Southwest. Much of the Turquoise Jewelry being sold these days is imported from other countries, however, Turquoise Jewelry produced by Durango Silver Company is authentic Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry. We specialize in high quality natural American Turquoise set in Southwest Style Sterling Silver designs that are one of a kind making each piece unique to itself. We have written a discriptive page on the Durango Silver Co website named Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry and invite you to check it out.

Royston Turquoise Pendant

Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Royston Turquoise Pendant by John Hartman of Durango Silver Co

Royston Turquoise Pendant by John Hartman

This beautiful Southwestern Turquoise Pendant was made by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. It features Royston Green Turquoise from Nevada along with exquisit Sterling Silver design. This Pendant, American Turquoise from Nevada, has been featured in an expedition on Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry by the Jewelry Institute. It is also featured in Internet Blogs going up around the world today.

John Hartman has been a Jeweler from Durango Colorado since 1974. He has designed Jewelry for General Motors, Zippo Lighter Co, The Fred Harvey Co, Hamilton Stores of Yellowstone, The May Company, Sundance Company, Bing Crosby, Waylon Jennings and many other great inteties. He continues his legacy from Durango Colorado showing his work online at Durango Silver and at the family Trading Company in Durango, Colorado.

Southwestern Jewelry by Crystal Hartman

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Turquoise Ring by Crystal HartmanCrystal Hartman was born and raised in Durango, Colorado in a family of Native American Indian Art and Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry Traders, John and Estell Hartman. Her life was surrounded by the cultures of the Southwest and had a major affect on her life. She went on to college in Boulder to study Art and accomplished way more than a degree. When she graduated from college, she went on a worldwide tour studying Art, Culture and where she wanted to be positioned in the world of Art.

We are proud and happy Crystal has come back to us and has taken up making Jewelry as one of her artforms for her portfolio. She is doing outstanding and her works are unusually differant and like no others being made by artists of the Southwest. As Turquoise is so popular and our family has such great roots, it is one of her favorite gemstones to work with. She uses a lot of others, but, as we all do – Crystal loves Turquoise!

We invite you to see some of the Jewelry made by Crystal Hartman and hope you like it. You can email her comments on her work at