Archive for October, 2010

Lime Turquoise Gold Ring

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Gold Ring with Lime TurquoiseLime Turquoise Gold Ring– This outstanding Lime Green Damale Turquoise Gemstone was just put up on Durango Silver Co online store – View Now! It is very unusual as the Lime Turquoise is a gorgeous lime colored green with spectacular spider webbed matrix that is like a forest of browns and greens. It there is a lime green Turquoise picture stone -here it is.

When I was cutting this gem, I was totally engulfed in its beauty and immediately fell in love with the stone. It has so much character, I could not wait to make a piece of Jewelry with it. I decided to make a gold and silver ring as the combination is awesome and as bold as the stone without to many frills. It is a simplistic style with 14 KY gold surrounding the stone with a Sterling Silver ring shank overlaid with teardrops of gold on top of the prongs.

If you like lime green Turquoise, which is rare, check out this ringmade by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company.

Brown Turquoise Video

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Brown Tortoise Turquoise from Durango Silver

Dillon and Nattarika have just completed a new video on Brown TurquoiseView Now! This video shows you some rare Brown Turquoise from the Tortoise Turquoise Mine in Nevada as well as other examples and information on this beautiful Turquoise.

Brown Turquoisefrom Nevada is beautiful in Sterling Silver Jewelry produced by Durango Silver Company. We own the Tortoise Turquoise Mine and it produces a spectacular caramel to brown colored Turquoise that is outstanding in color with beautiful spiderweb and black swirled matrix that makes each stone a picture-stone. Brown Turquoise Jewelry is very unusual and has become very popular. Below, in the forth set of Brown Turquoise Jewelry photos, you can see how the Brown Turquoise was made in nature, the host rock was once soft and bled into the Turquoise mineral while it was forming, This justifies that Brown Turquoise from the Tortoise Mine is Brown Turquoise.


Anasazi Turquoise

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Anasazi Turquoise by Durango Silver Co

Anasazi Turquoise, Ancient Turquoise, Pueblo Bonito

Durango Silver co has created a nice presentation on Anasazi Turquoise that we think is creditable. There is some great and enlightening information on the history of Turquoise in the America’s. There was actually a major trade in Turquoise from the Anasazi Indians at Chaco Canyon to Mesoamerica and maybe far beyond. In 1000 A.D. nomadic traders were coming up from the Mayan culture to obtain Turquoise from the Anasazi Indians. This is a great little story that is very interesting on Anasazi Turquoise.

Anasazi Turquoise –  The Anasazihad trade routes that spanned the western part of North and Mesoamerica. They traded ancient Turquoise for Parrots, Seashells and other trade items brought from Mexico and California by nomadic trade groups. The Anasazi owned Turquoise and copper mines that gave them valuable goods for trade. Archaeologists have found Anasazi Turquoise and copper in Mexico Ruins as well as Parrot Feathers and Seashells from the Gulf of Mexico have been found in the Anasazi Ruins. Check it out!