Archive for November, 2011

Victorian Silver Jewelry

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Victorian Silver Jewelry

Victorian Silver Jewelry

Durango Silver Company make a style of Victorian Silver Jewelry unlike others. We are from the American Southwest and our style of Victorian Silver Jewelry has many of the characteristics found in the Jewelry types found in this area. Our Silver Jewelry has dark patina in the recesses and it has a lot of dimension in the Silver design.

Also due to the fact we are a Southwestern Silver Jewelry Company, we use colorful gemstones such as Turquoise, Coral, Opal, Lapis, Sugilite, Spiny Oyster Shell and much more. We often use mixed colored gemstones in individual pieces which make our Victorian Silver Jewelry beautiful in appearance.
 
We have created a great informational presentation page on Victorian Silver Jewelry and invite you to check it out. Click on the link in the previous sentance to view our page to find photo, descriptions and links to other information regarding Victorian Silver Jewelry.
 

 Victorian Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Co

Durango Silver Company produces beautiful Victorian Silver Jewelry that is unique to other antique or Victorian styled Jewelry. You can see some of our Victorian Silver Jewelry Examples by following this link and then scrolling through the product pages. You will find a lot of nice Victorian Silver Rings, Victorian Silver Bracelets, Victorian Silver Pendants, Victorian Silver Necklaces, Victorian Silver Earrings and more with good photos and descriptions of the Victorian Styled Silver Jewelry items we have on hand at this time. We invite you to come back often as we put up new products daily.

Victorian Silver Jewelry

Victorian styled Jewelry and Southwestern Victorian styled Jewelry is unique in design as it  depicts a style from an era of the past. Victorian Jewelry has an antique appearance about it which makes it different from other types of Jewelry. It is unusual and many individuals that like unique Jewelry really appreciate it.

Check out some of the links Wikipedia has for Victorian Silver Jewelry

Check out our Victorian Silver Jewelry, we think you will appreciate it!

 

Zuni Jewelry

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Zuni Jewelry

Zuni JewelryZuni Jewelry has a style of its own, it is made at the Zuni Indian Pueblo which is located South of Gallup, New Mexico. There are three dominant types of Zuni Jewelry – Zuni Needle Point, Zuni Petit Point and Zuni Inlay Jewelry. To the left is a Zuni Needle Point matching Ring and Bracelet set, notice how the individual hand-cut Turquoise Gemstones are in the shape of an eye of a needle? That is why it is called Zuni Needlepoint Jewelry.

We have created a great informational presentation on Zuni Jewelry that you will find to be very informative, check it out!

Zuni Jewelry

Zuni Petit Point JewelryTo the right is a Zuni Petit Point Pin, notice the tiny Turquoise Gemstones are cut in the shape of a pear. Zuni Petit Point Jewelry can have tiny round, oval, square, rectangle or pear shaped stones set into a cluter pattern of many tiny stones such as this beautiful piece of Zuni Jewelry.

The Zuni Indians have been producing fine quality Jewelry for over a hundred years now and their style is world class. Zuni Jewelry has become a national treasure and a huge part in our American Heritage. The gemstone of choice to the Zuni Indians is Turquoise as this gemstone has been sacred to the Zuni Indians long before they started using it in their Silver Jewelry.

Zuni Jewelry

Zuni Inlay Jewelry

To the right is a pair of Zuni Inlay Earrings.  Zuni Inlay Jewelry began around 1900 and was revolutionary for the time of its conception. The Zuni Indians have been prolific in creating new and innovative Inlay Jewelry designs and have had Indian Jewelry admirers constantly waiting for the next Jewelry designs.

Zuni Jewelers create Zuni Rings, Zuni Mens Rings, Zuni Bracelets, Zuni Pendants, Zuni Necklace, Zuni Earrings and more in Needlepoint, Petit Point and Inlay Jewelry designs. Zuni Jewelry is highly collectible and a great investment in our American Heritage.

We hope you think of Durango Silver Company when considering Zuni Jewelry.

 

Green Turquoise Earrings

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Green Turquoise Earrings

Green Turquoise from Nevada has always been a favorite here at Durango Silver Company as we mine green Turquoise there. Green Green Turquoise EarringsTurquoise Earrings are also a favorite to us and we specialize in Green Turquoise Earrings due to our own interests. Green Turquoise has natural look and feel and many people enjoy wearing green Turquoise over blue. This pair of Green Turquoise Earrings were Navajo handmade in sterling silver with fluted concho top pieces and Broken Arrow Turquoise gemstones from Nevada. You can read more about this particular pair on their presentation page by clicking on the link above.

We invite you to check out our presentation on Green Turquoise Earrings. You will find many great photos with informative text describing the different Earrings in the photos.

Green Turquoise Earrings by Durango Silver Company

Green Turquoise EarringsCarico Lake Turquoise is one of the most popular and well known types of Turquoise from Nevada. This is a classic pair of Sterling Silver and Carico Lake Turquoise stud earrings by Native American artist Archie Ganadonegro. There are many shades of Green Turquoise Earrings depending on which Turquoise mine the Turquoise comes from in Nevada. Green Turquoise runs from a light-pale green to a military green which is dark green Turquoise. The Royston Turquoise Mine produces beautiful Turquoise that has both blue and green in the same stone which is very attractive. Green Turquoise Earrings are beautiful and natural in appearance when worn.

Lime green Turquoise Earrings as shown in this photo is bright, cheerful and exotic which is why it is in high demand.

Authentic Green Turquoise Earrings

Contemporary Green Turquoise Earrings

 To the right is a contemporary style of Green Turquoise Earrings made by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. John was born and raised in the Southwest and began his interests in Southwest Art, Turquoise and Native American history early in his life. By the age of 19, John was traveling throughout Nevada, trading with Turquoise Mine owners and even mining Turquoise. By the age of 20, both John and wife Estell had become Silversmiths as well as lapidarists cutting the Turquoise they collected and then setting their gemstones into Jewelry.

Green Turquoise Earrings were made from the Turquoise they mined in Nevada as John and Estell fell in love with Nevada green Turquoise early on in life. John and Estell have collected Nevada green Turquoise now for over 40 years and have amassed a wonderful Turquoise Collection as well as a great collection of Nevada Green Turquoise Earrings.

Check out what Wikipedia has to say about Green Turqoise. We have also created a great informational page on Turquoise Earrings you will appreciate if you have further interest in Green Turquoise Earrings.