Archive for July, 2010

Trader to the Navajo

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

John Hartman in his younger years as an Indian TraderTrader to the Navajo – I had spent weeks at a time out on the Navajo Reservation hunting for antiques and old Navajo Turquoise Jewelry from 1970 – 1986. The Navajo Reservation was still very undeveloped at that time, however, the days of the old time Indian Trading Posts were coming to an end. A modernization movement was underway, schools being built, Trading Posts turning into 7/11 type stores and the Natives were being campaigned to upgrade thier lives into the 20th century.

I was interested in the old west and the cultures of the Navajo Indian people. I also had a Trading Post in Durango that I needed stock for so I often went out on the reservation to visit and trade with the Navajo people as well as the old Trading Posts that were going out of business one after another.

I have written a good story with photos and would love to share it with you, view Trader to the Navajo now.

American Turquoise Rings

Monday, July 12th, 2010

American Turquoise Rings

American Turquoise Rings

Durango Silver Company has been in the business of producing American Turquoise Rings for almost 40 years. Our specialty here at Durango Silver Co is Southwestern style American Turquoise Rings that are of the highest quality. We also are one of the few companies left that focus on Men’s American Turquoise Rings with real, natural American Turquoise.

American Turquoise Rings – American Turquoise is differant than any other Turquoise in the world and the way we mine Turquoise in the U.S. is differant as well. Unlike most other Turquoise mining in the world,  quality has been the utmost consideration by all American Turquoise Minors as the Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry Industry demanded high quality Turquoise for the Jewelry that they made.
Today, government mining restrictions and the cost of mining Turquoise has created a shortage of high quality American Turquoise which will affect the amount of American Turquoise Rings on the market in the near future.  The Indian Jewelry Industry has been plagued with inferior Turquoise from China and there are very few Turquoise Mines still in production.

American Turquoise Rings – Durango Silver Company

We feel, Now more than ever before, is the time to be aware of how beautiful natural American Turquoise is and consider owning an American Turquoise Ring yourself. Durango Silver Company of Durango Colorado invites you to read our new article on American Turquoise Rings  and we also invite you to join our Newsletter which we produce ocasionally that touches on great Turquoise topics and a once a month free Turquoise Jewelry drawing. We also invite you to take a look at our Turquoise Jewelry presentation where we have a lot of additional information on American Turquoise Rings as well as the other Jewelry we produce with American Turquoise.

American Turquoise Rings

Visit Durango Silver Online to see a great selection of beautiful Turquoise Jewelry with natural American Turquoise of unquestionable quality. We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company when you think of American Turquoise Rings.

Womens Turquoise Ring

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Womens Ring with Manassa Colorado TurquoiseI remember purchasing this particular piece of Manassa Turquoise from Bill King, owner of the Mine as it was very special. I gave it to Crystal to make up into a Turquoise Womens Ring and I think she did a nice job. The Lost Wax method of making Jewelry is unique and produces a very individualistic look which makes people feel great about thier piece of Jewelry.

There is a great new story coming up on Durango Silver Company about Kings Manassa Turquoise that I recently wrote. Bill King has recently sold the Kings Manassa Turquoise Mine and we hope the new owners will find a new vien of Turquoise and do well as this is spectacular Turquoise. View my article “Womens Turquoise Ring” on