Archive for September, 2011


Wednesday, September 28th, 2011



Turquoise is one of the first gemstones known to mankind, it was founded around 5,500 B.C. on the Sinei Pennsylia of Egypt. People believed 7,500 years ago that it was put on this earth from the great powers above. Turquoise was so important as a spiritual stone that it is one of the most common gemstones found in ancient Tombs and in the belongings of Kings, Queens, Pharaohs, Gladiators and Spiritual Healers.

Please view these pages for more information on  Turquoise, Ancient Turquoise History and Anasazi Turquoise, Egyptian Turquoise.

Turquoise Properties

The Chemical  properties of Turquoise are: hydrated phosphate of aluminum and copper (copper aluminum phosphate) or CuAl6((OH)2/PO4)4 CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 + 4H2O. In the language of chemists and geologists, turquoise is known as. Turquoise stones can contain impurities that form veins of sandstone, limonite, psilomelane or jasper. At temperatures of 500 degrees, blue Turquoise stones will become greener.

Please refer to  Mindat Organization for more legal information on Turquoise properties. Also, see our Physical Properties of Turquoise page for an in depth study of  related Turquoise properties facts.

American Turquoise

The Hartman’s of Durango, Colorado have been involved in the Turquoise business for well over 40 years and have become among the few actual authorities on the subject. It goes way beyond money for the Hartman’s as it has engulfed their lives and their world has been surrounded by this wonderful gemstone. John and Estell Hartman were enthusiasts growing up as kids and John gave Estell her first piece of Turquoise when she was only 13 years old – so it runs very deep in our origins.

Our lives together were surrounded by this fabulous gemstone and we believe that it has had much more of an impact on our lives other than money. We are not the religious type of people, yet we have been blessed with good health, happiness and fortune all of our lives. Looking at our past and the prophesies of past healers of the world – it stands to reason that Turquoise may have inadvertently had metaphysical and spiritual powers that have been bestowed upon us as well as our family.

We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company for all of your Turquoise information and needs.


Bead Earrings

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Bead Earrings by Nattarika

Bead Earrings by NattarikaWe have just completed a great new educational page on Bead Earrings and would like to invite you to check it out. It has many good photos and textual information.

This pair of Bead Earrings was made by Nattarika Hartman of Durango Silver Company. Bead Earrings by Nattarika are artistic, attractive and have an in vogue style as Nattarika has the eye and is in vogue herself. Durango Silver Co works hard to produce quality Jewelry that we are proud of and this pair of Turquoise Bead Earrings are a classic example of quality Bead Earrings produced by Nattarika for a special client of Durango Silver Company.

Beautiful Bead Earrings

This fastenating pair of bead earrings feature a beautiful Bali Silver Earring stud, a 8mm Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Bead, a tiny Silver Squash Blossom and fancy Silver Beads. The theme of this pair of Bead Earrings is beads and when you look at them closely, you will see what I mean as most every finding has tiny Silver Beads and Earrings have a beautiful Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Bead as well.

Bead Earrings

As in all of Nattarika’s Bead Earrings, this is an exceptional piece of Southwestern Silver and Turquoise Jewelry that is handmade, high quality and proudly made in the USA. If you are looking for a great pair of handmade Turquoise Bead and Silver Earrings, this would be a great pair for you.

We invite you to view a couple of our presentation pages on Beaded Jewelry, check out Bead Jewelry, Turquoise Bead Earrings and Fashion Bead Jewelry.

We invite you to browse through our online store to see more of Nattarika’s Bead Earrings as well as her other unique Jewelry.

Silver Pendants

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Silver Pendants

We have just completed a new presentation page on Silver Pendants that we think you will appreciate, take a look. Silver PendantsSilver Pendants are a beautiful form of Silver Jewelry that both men and women enjoy wearing, today, more so than gold pendants. The new generations globally, feel that Silver is the precious metal of choice and that it gives one a more natural or down to earth feeling when worn. Southwestern Silver Pendants are a fantastic art form, unusual from any Jewelry made elsewhere in the world and excitingly attractive when worn.

Our specialty is authentic handmade Sterling Silver Pendants with natural gemstones of unquestionable quality. Our style of Silver Jewelry is Southwestern and is made in the USA! We have been producing quality Silver Pendants as well as many other types of Silver Jewelry for nearly 40 years.

Silver Pendants

 Sugilite Silver PendantsDurango Silver Company specializes in Silver Pendants with natural quality gemstones with vivid colors such as  Turquoise, Sugilite, Coral, Gaspeite, Spiny Oyster Shell, Opal and many others. This particular Silver Pendant on the right features a beautiful Sugilite cabochon from South Africa set in a handmade Silver setting which was Navajo Indian created. It is a one of a kind as is most all of our Silver Jewelry and it is a very attractive piece.

Silver Pendants

Durango Silver Company specializes in Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry as we have collected this fabulous gemstone for over 40 years. we have also mined Turquoise, we cut most all of our own Turquoise Gemstones to make certain they are natural authentic high quality Turquoise. We mine Turquoise in Nevada and we know Turquoise like the backs of our hands.

Also view – Silver Necklaces, Silver Rings, Silver Jewellery, Silver Earrings and Silver Gallery

Visit our online store by using the buttons or search box to the left of this page to view the Silver Pendants we have available currently.