Archive for July, 2011

Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Navajo JewelryNavajo Jewelry

In 1865, a Navajo named Atsidi Sani first learned how to make Navajo Silver Jewelry from the Spanairds who were in the area of the Navajo seeking Silver and Gold. Atsidi Sani began making Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry around 1880 and the market for his Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry was immediately brisk as the Navajo people loved to adorn themselves in Turquoise and now Turquoise in Silver Jewelry.

It was not long and Traders to the Navajo started moving into the area and opening Trading Posts to trade with them. Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry was one of the most important trade items to the Indian Traders. The Indian Traders took the Navajo Silver Jewelry and Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry to Southern California, which was in a giant boom, and it was immediately accepted into the Californian culture.  Shortly after, the Grand Canyon became a National Park and tourism began in the Southwestern United States. Navajo Turquoise Jewelry became the most important trade item to the tourists and all wanted to take a piece of Navajo Turquoise Jewelry home with them for their souvenier.

Today, Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry has come a long way and it has also become an American heritage. We cherish the Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry as part of our culture in the Southwest as well as the rest of America. Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry is also highly sought after and collected by individuals around the world.

Durango Silver company is known for having some of the best Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry in the Southwest. We invite you to visit us in Durango, Colorado at our Trading Post or visit us online at DurangoSilver.com.

Silver Jewelry in 2011

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Company  Silver Jewelry – More Popular than ever!

Silver Jewelry is more popular than ever in 2011. Although the cost of Sterling Silver is nearly $35.00 per ounce which has caused Silver Jewelry to nearly double in the past two years, we find more interest in our Silver Jewelry daily.  Individuals of all ages wear Sterling Silver Jewelry and many newcomers to the Jewelry world now choose Silver Jewelry over Gold.

 Southwestern Silver Jewelry

 Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Company – Durango Silver Company has been producing quality Silver Jewelry for nearly 40 years. We make and handle Western Silver Jewelry in a Southwestern style, we use a lot of Turquoise as we have five Turquoise Mines in Nevada and have collected high quality Turquoise since the 1960′s. We have in-house jewelers and we also buy Silver Jewelry direct from the Navajo and Zuni Native American Indian Artisans.

We have a large retail store here in Durango, Colorado that has been in the same location since 1976 and we have a online store located at DurangoSilver.com, where we sell our Silver Jewelry. We have a Newsletter that individuals become members and get discounts on our silver jewelry as well as being put in our monthly silver jewelry giveaway.

We are proud to say that our Silver Jewelry is made in the USA. We invite you to visit our Durango Silver Co Online as well as our retail store in Durango, Colorado USA.

Antique Indian Silver Jewelry

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Antique Native American Indian Silver JewelryAntique Indian Silver Jewelry – John and Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company have just completed a great new informational presentation on Antique Indian Silver Jewelry, we would like to invite you to come and check it out at Antique Indian Silver Jewelry.

This new presentation page on Antique Indian Silver Jewelry is part of an ongoing informational site that we are working on to educate you on Silver Jewelry from the Southwestern United States and our company, Durango Silver Company of Durango, Colordo USA. We intend to have a major collection of Silver Jewelry informational pages that we believe you will enjoy as well as having another great resource on Silver Jewelry.

Antique Indian Silver Jewelry is one hundred years old or older according to the Antique Guild and the trade. Vintage Indian Silver Jewelry is Indian Silver Jewelry that is 25 years old or older. So, with this being said Antique Indian Silver Jewelry is Indian Silver Jewelry that was made prior to 1911 which is 100 years ago when this document was written.

This informational page shows you examples of Antique Indian Silver Jewelry and gives you descriptive text explaining what you see in the photos shown, check it out!