Archive for April, 2011

Southwestern Turquoise Earrings

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

 

Turquoise Earrings from the Southwest
Royston Turquoise Earrings

Turquoise Earrings from the Southwest

 

Southwestern Turquoise Earrings are in vogue as well as being one of the most popular types of Earrings for new age people. Turquoise Earrings from the Southwest have a natural appearance about them that makes them fit in most any dress style. Turquoise Earrings are timeless and have been made in the Southwest for over 150 years now, they have become a national heritage and are being sold throughout the world.
The Internet has brought awareness of Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry to individuals in other areas of the world outside the United States and Southwestern Turquoise Earrings are in high demand by foreigners.
This pair of Earrings to the left were produced by Durango Silver Company and are made with Royston Ribbon Turquoise. Ribbon Turquoise is cut uniquely to display the vein of Turquoise running through the host rock that Turquoise is found in.
Turquoise Hoop Earrings

Zuni Turquoise Hoop Earrings

This pair of Turquoise Earrings were made by the Zuni Indians of New Mexico. They are considered Zuni Needlepoint Hoop Earrings. They are classic examples of Southwestern Turquoise Earrings and are beautiful when worn. They are lightweight so when you wear them they do not weight your ears down which will cause stress and fatigue to your ears.
This pair of Zuni Hoop Earings can be found in our Turquoise Earring section of our online store by clicking the Earrings button to the left, or you can click here to go directly to this pair of earrings. The cost of this beautiful pair of earrings is $108.00 which is a bargain if you concider they were 100% hand crafted with hand cut Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones. Purchase this pair of Southwestern Turquoise Earrings Now.
Carico Lake Turquoise EarringsThis is a beautiful pair of Carico Lake Turquoise Earrings, Native American Handcrafted in Sterling Silver. This Classic teardrop shaped sterling silver and Carico Lake Turquoise Stud Earrings by Native American artist Archie Ganadonegro. Need some color in your life?  These striking Silver Stud earrings focus on two vivid lime green American Turquoise cabochons from the Carico Lake Turquoise mine in Nevada, USA. These two rare gemstones are wrapped in serrated bezel, then a rope or cable design and a stampwork designs. These Turquoise in these silver and Turquoise stud earrings is the absolute best of the best from the Carico Lake Turquoise mine and is 100% natural.  To add these Turquoise stud earrings to your would definitely kick your Turquoise jewelry or Southwestern Jewelry collection up a notch. They run $695.00, you can read more on their presentation page.
We invite you to see more wonderful Southwestern Turquoise Earrings from Durango Silver Company by following the links to the left of this page.

Anasazi Turquoise

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Anasazi Turquoise Presentation
Anasazi Turquoise Bead

Anasazi Turquoise, Ancient Turquoise, Pueblo Bonito –

The Anasazi had 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 had 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.

The Anasazi culture began in the Southwest in approximately 350 B.C. and it   lasted until about 1450 A.D. Anasazi people began hunting for and mining Anasazi Turquoise as early as 200 B.C. Anasazi Indians themselves worshiped Turquoise and believed it had great powers for the human that were sent to this earth by the fathers of creation. Turquoise had a major roll in all ceremonies and prayer. Anasazi Medicine Men as well as healers throughout Mesoamerica thrived on Turquoise and made every atempt possible to obtain as much of the gem as posible as it had great powers for their people.

We invite you to view our complete presentation on Anasazi Turquoise!

 

Royston Turquoise Pendant

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Royston Turquoise in Sterling Silver
Royston Turquoise Pendant by Dillon Hartman

Royston Turquoise Pendant by Dillon Hartman

This is a beautiful Royston Turquoise Pendant just finished by Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company.

This modern silver pendant focuses on a trapezoid shaped cabochon of natural Royston Turquoise. The natural Royston Turquoise cabochon is a beautiful “Robin’s Egg” blue color and has wispy golden yellow matrix patterns. This fine American Turquoise cabochon is set in a sterling silver bezel and is surrounded by corrugated wire and raindrop designs.

We invite you to check this Royston Turquoise Pendant out as well as other beautiful Turquoise Jewelry produced by our family at Durango Silver Company.