Archive for the ‘Southwestern’ Category

Turquoise Bead Earrings

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Turquoise Bead Earrings

Turquoise Bead Earrings

Durango Silver Company specializes in Turquoise Bead Earrings and we have made a great informational page showing you many different types and styles of  Bead Earrings that we produce as well as factual information about Turquoise Beads and how our earrings are made.

We invite you to visit our informational presentation on Turquoise Bead Earrings now! If you would like to shop for Turquoise Bead Earrings now, Click Here!

The pair of Turquoise Bead Earrings to the right were made with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Coral, lime Turquoise, Lapis and Spiny Oyster Beads. They were handcrafted in Sterling Silver by Nattarika Hartman of Durango Silver Company  and sell for $125.00. 

Turquoise Bead Earrings by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company in well known for producing high quality Southwestern style Jewelry with authentic gemstones and Sterling Silver. When you purchase Turquoise Bead Earrings as well as any of our Silver Jewelry, you can be assured you are getting the real thing – we guarantee our Jewelry to be high quality and world class! The Turquoise we use in our Jewelry is second to non on earth as we mine Turquoise and have collected rare American Turquoise for over 40 years and we seriously know our stuff. High quality gem grade Turquoise is our pride, all of our Turquoise Jewelry has exceptional Turquoise!

Handmade Turquoise Bead Earrings

We have also collected gemstone and Turquoise Beads for over 40 years and have a wonderful collection of authentic gemstone beads. Nattarika Hartman makes Turquoise Bead Earrings, Gemstone Bead Necklaces, Beaded Bracelets and more on a daily basis, she carefully selects unique beads that complement each other to make her fashion bead Jewelry. Each piece that she makes is unique to itself and is usually never repeated. You will love her Turquoise Bead Earrings as well as all of the Turquoise Bead Jewelry that she makes. You might also consider a matching Turquoise Bead Bracelet to go with you Turquoise Bead Earrings, if so, contact Nattarika to have her make a custom set especially for you. 

We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company if you are considering Turquoise Bead Earrings!

Southwest Trading

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Southwest Trading

Southwest Trading

 Durango Silver Company is a Southwest Trading Co located in Durango, Colorado USA. We originally built our Southwest Trading Post and opened for business in 1976. In the early years, we dealt in Antique American Indian items, Antique Firearms, pre 1900 Cowboy Regalia and Southwestern Silver Jewelry. Many people who have traveled to the Southwest are familiar with our Southwest Trading Company as it is truly a monument to this region and a point of interest in the Durango – Mesa Verde country. The Deer Antler Arch in front of the Trading Post has over 3600 Antlers and has been in many travel magazines around the world. If you are ever in this area, make certain you plan to visit this Southwest Trading Company which includes the best Southwest Silver Gallery in the region.

Southwest Trading

Southwest TradingToday, we specialize in Silver Jewelry in our Southwest Trading Company. We produce most of our Jewelery right here in Durango and we also carry other Jewelry made by Native Americans as well as contemporary Southwestern Artisans in this region. Turquoise is another specialty of ours as we own several Turquoise Mines in Nevada, we have collected high grade Turquoise for over 40 years, we cut Turquoise into gemstones and we market some of the finest American Turquoise available.

Southwest Trading is at its best with Durango Silver Company as we deal in one of the most popular trade items the Southwest has had for the past 150 years and it is one of our greatest American heritages, Southwestern Silver and Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest. Durango Silver Company produces some of the very best authentic Turquoise Jewelry coming out of the Southwest today.

Southwest Trading

Zuni Indian JewelryNative American Indian Jewelry has been one of the most important trade items in Southwestern United States since the beginning of tourism and the Grand Canyon National Park. Southwest Trading in American Indian goods and especially Indian Jewelry has been a brisk business here in the Southwest and it has become an American Heritage that we are very proud of. Durango Silver Company is proud to represent the Native American Indians of this area by handling the Turquoise Jewelry of the Navajo and Zuni Indians.

We invite you to visit our online Southwest Silver Gallery and if you are in this area we invite you to visit our Southwestern Silver Gallery located here in Durango, Colorado where Southwest Trading is at its finest.

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Sterling Silver JewelrySterling Silver Jewelry

Durango Silver Company has just completed an educational presentation on Sterling Silver Jewelry that we think you will enjoy viewing. This is a great page to gain some useful information if you are interested in Sterling Silver Jewelry.

Sterling Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has been in the business of producing Sterling Silver Jewelry for forty years in 2012. That’s a long time for a family own and run business and have we ever learned a lot in that period of time. Our company has done very well and we have made a lot of high quality Sterling Silver Jewelry that we marketed ourselves in the United States and all over the world.

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Our business started out in 1972 when John and Estell Hartman had learned the Silversmithing and Stonecutting trades. They set out on the road to sell their Silver Jewelry and it was an immediate success story from their. In 1974, John and Estell moved their company to Durango, Colorado and in 1975, John built what became Durango Silver Company. We opened for business in spring of 1976 and have had a brisk business producing, buying and selling Silver Jewelry.

There have been a lot of changes in this industry over the past 39 years, but, none as tremendous as the recent increase in the value of Silver. When we first started in 1972, Silver was about $1.90 per ounce, in the past three years Silver went from $6.00 per ounce to $40.00 per ounce. The market is going to change dramatically now, companies can no longer make junk Silver Jewelry with cheap stones for the costume Jewelry market, it is going to wash a lot of people and manufacturers out of the Sterling Silver Jewelry business immediately!

Individuals must watch out for the haulks in the Jewelry business now because they will start using other metals to fake Silver Jewelry, so it is now a buyer beware situation. Durango Silver Company is a reputable Sterling Silver Jewelry producer from the Southwestern USA. We produce quality authentic Western Sterling Silver Jewelry that you can trust! Check out our Sterling Silver Jewelry today!