Archive for November, 2010

Mens Turquoise Rings

Sunday, November 21st, 2010
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Mens Turquoise Rings

Durango Silver Co has been producing Mens Turquoise Ringsfor nearly forty years now. The foundation of all of the rings that our company makes is our beautiful natural and rare Turquoise that we use in our Jewelry. We have collected, mined and cut most every Turquoise Stone that we set in the Jewelry and Turquoise Mens Rings that we produce. Weather we manufacture the Turquoise Rings at our location in Durango or they are handcrafted in the homes of the Native American Indians, we control and supply all of the Turquoise Gemstones that is set in our Jewelry.

Please view our presentation page on Mens Turquoise Rings.

A very big issue these days is that China is producing fake Turquoise and many other companies are enhancing chalk to look like real Turquoise. Our company frowns on this as we respect the spiritual and healing powers of real Turquoise as well as having pride in every aspect of our business. Durango Silver only uses the finest Turquoise in our Jewelry and we only use real – authentic Turquoise!

Most of our Mens Turquoise Rings have special or rare Turquoise Stones as the foundation of the Ring. The design is based upon the individual Turquoise Stone to produce a high quality Turquoise Mens Ring that is different from any other making each of our rings one of a kind.

Durango Silver Co is well known around the world for creating some of the finest Turquoise Jewelryand especially Mens Turquoise Rings with rare American Turquoise such as Lander Blue Turquoise, Bisbee Turquoise, Morenci Turquoise, Kingman Turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Blue Gem Turquoise, Royston Turquoise, Manassa Turquoise, Battle Mountain Turquoise, Lone Mountain Turquoise and many other types of natural American Turquoise that is rare and seldom scene for sale.

Durango Silver Co is also known for the Silver Work of the Hartman family that has had a tremendous influence in Turquoise Jewelry made in the Southwest. To our credit are dealings with the Wall Street Journal, Indian Arts Assoc., Indian Arts and Crafts Association, Ralph Lauren Company, Fred Harvey Company, May Company, Zippo Lighter Co, Coldwater Creek, Sundance Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Bing Crosby, Waylon Jennings and a marriott of well know establishments and highly accredited companies as well as people. John Hartman has been a designer for many companies as well as the Navajo Silversmiths of the Southwest.

Turquoise Jewelry from Durango Silver Co of Durango Colorado is not only authentic – it is American made and will become historic. You can trust our company into the future, we do not look for the cheapest route and we do not cut corners. We are an honest family owned business that takes pride in being one of the few left that believe American made products are superior!

John Hartman
Founder of Durango Silver Co

Photo of Durango Silver Co in Durango Colorado USA

The Durango Silver Co Trading Post in Durango Colorado

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!