Archive for November, 2010

Bisbee Turquoise

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Bisbee Turquoise by Durango SilverThere is no doubt that Bisbee Turquoise is one of the most beautiful types of Turquoise that has been mined in the United States. Bisbee Turquoise ranges in color from light blue to very dark blue with chocolate and/or red colored matrix. There is also green Bisbee Turquoise, however, Bisbee  received its notoriety from its rich clear blue range of colors.

The Matrix in Bisbee Turquoise is substantially different from any other found in the world. It is mineral rich, hard and forms unusual patterns when found in Turquoise. Spider Webbing is found in Bisbee Turquoise, however, it is rare. Red Spider Webbing is usually found in the richest blue colored Bisbee Turquoise and is the rarest of all Bisbee Turquoise found. We have also found Bisbee Turquoise that has formed in crystals.

Many spiritual leaders and Navajo Medicine Menbelieved that Bisbee Turquoise was the best Turquoise to be used for metaphysicalpurposes. It is easy to understand once you realize how many unique minerals have been found in this mine. The earth in and around the Bisbee mine is unbelievably rich in hundreds, if not thousands, of mineral types.

There is very little Bisbee Turquoise available today and due to it’s rarity and beauty it is very valuable. Durango Silver Company had the great fortune to purchase the remaining collection of Bob Matthews and his partner Cecil Mickleson in 2002. We have continued seeking small parcels of Bisbee Turquoise from individuals and have accumulate one of the largest collections of Bisbee Turquoise known. From the facts above, this is not a giant amount of Turquoise and Bisbee Turquoise remains one of the rarest of Turquoise types from the United States!

We have created a good presentation page on Bisbee Turquoise and invite you to view it. The page includes many photos with descriptions and a bunch of good reading material on Bisbee Turquoise.

Blue Diamond Turquoise

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Blue Diamond Turquoise RingsBlue Diamond Turquoise has become very rare, it is beautiful Turquoise but almost extinct! Durango Silver Co has a small stash of it and use it in our Jewelry once in a while. We just put up a large mens Ring on our site and you can see it here. Blue Diamond Turquoise is known for its blue/blue color with mangonese black matrix. It is very striking Turquoise and was mined in the 1960’s.

Here is the description for the Ring; Cable Design large mens Blue Diamond Turquoise ring by John Hartman. This is a top grade American Turquoise men’s ring that focuses on a high grade deep blue and black spider web Turquoise cabochon from the Blue Diamond Turquoise mine in Nevada. This rare Turquoise cabochon has three tones of blue with fine black spider web matrix. This American Turquoise cabochon is surrounded by a plain silver bezel and a flat rope or cable design. This is all set atop a heavy three prong cable designed shank.

Check it out!

Turquoise Earrings

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Turquoise Earrings by Durango Silver CoDurango Silver Company has just completed a great presentation page on Turquoise Earrings that we think you will enjoy. You can view our page on Turquoise Earrings which includes lots of photos with descriptions now.

Turquoise Earrings have been worn by people of different cultures worldwide for well over 6,000 years now as Turquoise was one of the first gemstones found by man. In many cultures including Native American Indians, men were the first to wear Turquoise attached to their ear.

Turquoise Earrings vary greatly in style and color by the culture of the area where they were made as well as the type of Turquoise used in the Earrings. This particular presentation page is predominantly about Turquoise Earrings made in the Southwest United States region. Future presentations will follow on Turquoise Earrings made in other areas of the world which is equally as interesting.

This presentation has information aboutTurquoise Beaded Earrings by Durango Silver Co Southwest Turquoise Earrings, Navajo Turquoise Earrings, Zuni Turquoise Earrings, Turquoise Bead Earrings, Blue Turquoise Earrings, Green Turquoise Earrings along with different type of earrings such as studs, hoops and dangle Earrings with Turquoise. There is even a video on Turquoise Earrings included in this page. We show photos of Earrings and explain how they are made and who they are made by. We show you many different types of Earrings with Turquoise from Nevada, Arizona and  Colorado. This presentation is a great place to learn a lot about Turquoise Earrings and we invite you to come and see our page.

When your there take a look at the video that Dillon and Nattarika made!

We hope you enjoy our presentation, if you like it join our newsletter as we will be making a lot of great pages on Turquoise Jewelry, its past, present and even how to make it!