Archive for July, 2011

Zuni Silver Jewelry

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Zuni Silver JewelryZuni Silver Jewelry – Location

The Zuni Indian Reservation is located 32 miles Southwest of Gallup, New Mexico, it is unique and very interesting – we recomend you visit if you are in the area. You can buy Zuni Silver Jewelry at the village of Zuni and you can tour the village as well.

Zuni Silver Jewelry

The Zuni Indians are well known worldwide for their Zuni Silver Jewelry with exceptional stone work. The Zuni’s generally make three types of Silver Jewelry, Petit point, Needlepoint and Inlaid Silver Jewelry. Petit Point is where the Zuni’s hand cut tiny round, oval, square, rectangle or triangular gemstones and mount them in Sterling Silver Jewelry items such as Zuni Rings, Zuni Bracelets and Zuni Earrings. Needlepoint is much like Petit Point but the stones are cut in the shape of an eye of a needle and this is why they call the Zuni Silver Jewelry made with these stones Needlepoint. Zuni Inlay Silver Jewelry is where the Zuni’s make a piece of Silver Jewelry with channels and then hand cut individual gemstones to fit in these channels, Zuni Inlay Silver Jewelry as well as all Zuni Silver Jewelry is beautiful. Also see Zuni Silver Jewelry by Wikipedia.

Zuni Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has been buying and selling Zuni Silver Jewelry for nearly 40 years and we have ran our historic Trading Post here in Durango, Colorado USA since 1976. We have been dealing in quality Zuni Silver Jewelry for several years prior to building our Trading Post and have been known for having some of the finest quality Zuni Silver Jewelry in the Southwest. Think of Durango Silver Company when looking for Zuni Silver Jewelry!

Navajo Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Navajo Silver JewelryNavajo Silver Jewelry

We have just finished a great informational page on Navajo Silver Jewelry and invite you to come and take a look at it. You will find some great photos with informational text on Silver Jewelry made by the Navajo Indian Silversmiths.

Navajo Silver Jewelry began in about 1865 when a Navajo named Atsidi Sani learned how to work with silver from the Spanairds who were up in this area searching for Silver and Gold. Atsidi Sani is known as the first Navajo Silversmith to make Navajo Silver Jewelry as well as being the first Navajo Silversmith to make Navajo Silver and Turquoise Jewelry.

Navajo Silver Jewelry with Turquoise

It was around 1870 when Atsidi Sani first used Turquoise in his Navajo Silver Jewelry and when he did it was a great hit and it quickly became in high demand by the Navajo People as well as the white settlers and Californians. You can read more about Navajo Silver Jewelry on our educational presentation page.

Navajo Silver Jewelry Today

Today the Navajo Silversmiths still produce Silver Jewelry and it is admired and collected worldwide. Navajo Silver Jewelry is handmade so it is not like many other types of Silver Jewelry where they mass produce thousands of one design. The Navajo Silversmiths generally produce one of each piece that they make and then go onto another design. This is typical and standard for Navajo Silver Jewely.

Durango Silver Company has been dealing in Navajo Silver Jewelry for nearly 40 years. We have collected old pawn Navajo Jewelry, Silver Bracelets, Silver Rings, Silver Earrings, Silver Necklaces and more. We continue buying and trading for Navajo Silver Jewelry on a weekly basis and always have a great supply on hand. Our Trading Post is located in the heart of Navajo Jewelry country so we have access to the best Navajo Silver Jewelry coming out of the Southwest.

Also see Navajo Silver Jewelry on Wikipedia – navajo silver jewelry

Silver Earrings

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Silver EarringsSilver Earrings

Silver Earrings from the American Southwest are strikingly different and from Durango Silver Company they are handcrafted works of art to be worn in your every day attire. Earrings with Turquoise such as the pair on the right are so attractive when worn and they match just about any dress style.

Turquoise Silver Earrings

Silver Earrings with American Turquoise are a part of our lives in the west and you will see them being worn often when you are out and about in the west. Turquoise Earrings bring a since of happiness and good health to the person wearing them as they are very natural looking in appearence.  If you do not have any Turquoise Silver Earrings in your collection take a look at what Durango Silver Company has to offer by clicking on the button to the left.

Silver Earrings Information

Durango Silver Company has been in business for nearly 40 years in the same location here in Durango Colorado USA. We produce some of the finest quality Silver Earrings in the Southwest and we put up many different pair on our online store weekly. We invite you to visit our online store often to see the new Silver Earrings we put online almost every day.

Also, see our presentation page on Silver and Turquoise  Earrings as well as out educational page on Silver Jewelry. Remember to think of Durango Silver for your Silver Earrings!