Archive for May, 2012

Ring Bands

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Ring Bands

Ring Bands

Ring Bands by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company is working on developing a beautiful Ring Band collection from the American Southwest for 2012. We have created two good informational pages on Ring Bands that we think you will appreciate. We invite you to visit our pages and hope you will follow us to see the development of a new business on the Internet – Ring Bands. Visit Ring Bands 1 and Ring Bands 2 pages to see what we are doing and make certain to follow the links to additional pages that we have made that are directly related.

There are many good photos and a lot of great informative text on Ring Bands on these pages that you will enjoy and appreciate – come and check it out and please give us a thumbs up or a Google +1 as it will really help us out in our positioning in Google as well as all of the search engines and directories worldwide.

Ring Bands from the American Southwest

Atsidi Sani learned from the Spaniards

Durango Silver Company is located in the American Southwest and we are proud of our unique designs that are driven from the historic past of this land. In 1865, the Spaniards came through this area in search of Silver and Gold, a Navajo Blacksmith by the name of Atsidi Sani admired the Silver regalia that adorned the Spaniards horses as well as the Silver Ring Bands that they wore.

Many of the Ring Bands that we produce here at Durango Silver Company still have many of the beautiful old characteristics that the early Spaniards left behind them when they taught Atsidi Sani to make Silver Jewelry as well as Ring Bands. The Silver Jewelry that our company makes is unique to ourselves yet it has awesome accents of the early American West Frontier.

Ring Bands from Durango Silver Company

Native American Ring BandsDurango Silver company has been in business producing Silver Jewelry and Ring Bands for may decades. We are proud to be able to say our Jewelry is Artisan crafted and strictly made in the USA. We so produce a style of Jewelry that has a definite appearance that is warm and enchanting to many, we invite you to check out our Jewelry and we especially hope you will take a look at our Ring Bands.

Native Bands

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Native Bands

Native Bands

We have just created a great new page on Native Bands, we invite you to come and check it out as there are several good photos and a lot of great information directly related to Native Bands.

Native Bands from the American Southwest are beautiful and have a lot of character. Native Bands and Silver Jewelry began in the Southwestern United States about 1865 when a Navajo Blacksmith named Atsidi Sani learned how to work Silver from the Spaniards who were in this are in search of Gold and Silver. Native Bands were some of the first types of Silver Jewelry made by the Navajo Silversmiths in the early years of Indian Jewelry. They were highly sought after by the Navajo people and it was not long before many Navajos took up Silversmithing to make a living.

Southwestern Native Bands

By the 1920’s, tourism had begun in the Southwest and Native Bands of Silver were one of the most popular item the tourists wanted for souvenirs. By the 1930’s, Indian Traders from the Southwest were bringing Native Bands and Indian Jewelry out west to Southern California and Hollywood. Turquoise Jewelry, Silver Jewelry and Native Bands became very popular in California and a giant new market for Southwestern Silver Jewelry took off in the brisk California marketplace.

Native Bands

Today, Native Bands from the American Southwest are world class and have some of the most creative designs of any Silver Jewelry being made. Durango Silver Company specializes in Native Bands and  Silver Ring Bands, we believe we have some of the most outstanding Artisan crafted Silver Bands coming out of the Southwest today. We invite you to check out the Native Bands we have available and we encourage you to come back often as we put up new Jewelry on a daily basis.

We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company the next time you are considering Native Bands.

Buffing a Mens Band

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Buffing a Mens Band Ring

Buffing a Mens BandDillon said we should show our friends some reality! In this photo I am buffing a Mens Band getting it ready for Nattarika to take a photo and put it up online.

Buffing a Mens Band Ring – Polishing

In the photo you can see I am using a mandrel to hold the Mens Band as it gets very hot when buffing. I use a cutting compound for smoothing the Silver Ring out, I then clean it real good in an ultrasonic cleaner and then I use Zam polishing compound to get a high shine.

Buffing a Mens Band Ring –¬†Finishes of our Mens Bands

We are going to have several finishes on our Mens Bands, high shine, satin and our Vintage look. We have a lot of individuals that love our Vintage look which has an antique black oxidation, we will have a finish chart up online for our Mens Band Rings soon and you can see what or finishes look like.