Archive for the ‘Silver Jewelry’ Category

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.

Mens Band Rings

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Mens Band Rings

Mens Band Rings

Durango Silver Company has been producing Southwestern style Mens Band Rings for nearly forty years by special order. We are now developing a great line of Mens Band Rings that we will have on hand for immediate purchase by our customers for 2012. We are excited as we have many great new Southwestern designs that we are certain our customers will really like and they are made in the USA!

Mens Band Rings – Made in the USA!

We keep hearing over and over how people are tired of seeing the same Silver Jewelry in store after store, on Jewelry TV and on the Internet. It is true as we have been going to a lot of gem shows and Merchandise shows around the country to be abreast of what is in the marketplace – most of what we see available is imports!  As we are moving into the Mens Band Rings business, we wanted to see what was out there available to the public and we see very little artisan made Mens Band Rings.  In fact, all of the Band Rings that we have seen are mass produced cheap junk Jewelry that our customers would not be happy with.

It is encouraging to us to find that there is a niche for us in the Mens Band Rings business and so we are going to go forward and produce this new line from our company. You can look forward to seeing some great new Mens Band Rings, Made in the USA by Durango Silver Company very soon.

Southwestern Style Mens Band Rings

Durango Silver Company is from the Southwestern USA and so our Silver Jewelry has a Southwestern Style and appearance that our customers rely on from our company. We are proud to be able to say our Silver Jewelry as well as our Mens Band Rings are made in the USA and in particular Made in the Southwestern USA.

We hope you will follow our new project and watch for great new Silver Jewelry coming out of the Southwest from Durango Silver Company. You will be excited to see our new Silver Band Rings and our great new Mens Band Rings – Coming Soon!

Sterling Silver Bands

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Sterling Silver Bands

Sterling Silver BandsDurango Silver Company has created an educational presentation on Sterling Silver Bands, we invite you to take a look at and/or our Sterling Silver Bands page on On these pages you will find examples of Sterling Silver Bands with descriptions of each Ring Band along with some good educational information. Our company is focusing on Sterling Silver Band Rings for 2012 as we have had a major influx of individuals requesting Silver Bands from our company.

Southwestern Sterling Silver Bands

Durango Silver Company is from the Southwestern region of the United States, we have been in the Jewelry business here for nearly forty years creating Artisan crafted Silver Jewelry and Sterling Silver Bands, all made in the USA. Southwestern styled Jewelry is some of the most uniquely unusual Jewelry in the world. Its roots came from the Spaniards who came up through this area in search of Silver and Gold. They taught a Navajo Blacksmith named Atsidi Sani how to work with Silver and Sterling Silver Bands were soon being made on a regular bases for the Navajo people.

It was not long when Silversmithing spread thoughout the Navajo Nation and onto the Southwestern Anglos and hispanics as well. Silver Jewelry manufacturing shops sprung up in many areas thoughout the Southwest producing Silver Jewelry and Sterling Silver Bands for the Grand Canyon tourism trade and the Southwestern Silver Jewelry business grew exponentially for the next 150 years.

Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bands

Sterling Silver Bands - Artisan Crafted

Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bands of all types have been one of the most popular Silver Jewelry items being produced throughout the years and untold millions of them have been made and sold. Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bands are sold worldwide now, but, the Southwestern styled Sterling Silver Bands are unique to the United States and Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bands from Durango Silver Company are 100% made in the USA.

For 2012, Durango Silver Company is developing a new line of Sterling Silver Bands and Sterling Silver Wedding Bands to meet the demand that we have had requesting these type of Rings. At the same time we have begun making our presentations showing our customers how they are made, the differences between our Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bands and creating an information base on this subject and relevant information directly related to Sterling Silver Bands.

We hope you find our informational pages worthwhile and we hope you will think of Durango Silver Company if you or any of your relatives or friends are considering a Silver Band Ring. We invite you to read more information about Sterling Silver Bands by following the links above.