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Quality Silver Jewelry

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Quality Silver JewelryQuality Silver Jewelry

Duango Silver Company has been in the the same location for nearly forty years producing quality Silver Jewelry. As we are located in Durango, Colorado we are in the heart of the Southwest where Southwestern Silver Jewelry has been being made for a long time. Southwestern Silver Jewelry is well known worldwide and our business produces quality silver jewelry with a southwestern accent or style.

Quality Silver Jewelry is different than standard production silver jewelry that you will find in department stores, typical tourist stores, cut rate web sites, flea markets and other marketers that are working in a highly competitive market. There is literally tons of mass produced, machine made Silver Jewelry that is intended for certain type of buyers and this is a good market and Silver Jewelry in this class is in great demand, however, this jewelry is mass produced and millions of copies are made to be distributed around the world. We do not make or handle this type of Silver Jewelry, we produce handcrafted, artisan made quality Silver Jewelry that is unique and one of a kind pieces of Jewelry Art.

Quality Silver Jewelry from Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company produces quality Silver Jewelry that is totally made in the USA by Native American Artisans and professional Contemporary Southwestern Silversmiths from Durango, Colorado. We produce quality Silver Rings, Silver Earrings, Silver Bracelets, Silver Pendants, Silver Necklaces and many other types of quality silver Jewelry items. We specialize in high quality American Turquoise as we own several Turquoise Mines in Nevada and have collected rare Turquoise for over 40 years. Durango Silver Company produces some of the finest quality Silver Jewelry with high grade Turquoise coming out of the Southwest today.

Quality Silver Jewelry with American Turquoise

Silver Turquoise Jewelry from the Southwestern United States is world reknown as a style of Silver Jewelry that is unique and unusual from this region of the world. Turquoise and Silver Jewelry began in the Southwest when Atsidi Sani learned the trade from the Spaniards in the mid 1860′s, Atsidi Sani created the first Navajo Silver Jewelry which was of this Southwestern style and it quickly became so popular that he taught other Navajo’s to become Silversmiths to help fill the desires of this great new market.  Atsidi Sani as well as many new Navajo Silversmiths worked hard to produce quality Silver Jewelry as well as quality Silver and Turquoise Jewelry from those days forward. Today, there is a giant market for Turquoise and Silver Jewelry and many of the buyers collect the highest quality Silver Jewelry for investment and it beauty.

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Durango Silver Company produce some of the finest quality Silver Jewelry in the Southwest and we cordually invite you to visit our online store located at DurangoSilver.com and if you area in the Durango area we hope you will stop in our historical Trading Post. When you think of quality Silver Jewelry – Think of Durango Silver Company!

Southwest Silver Jewelry

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Southwest Silver JewlerySouthwest Silver Jewelry

Southwestern Silver Jewlery from Durango Silver Company is about as good as it gets. We have been in the Jewelry business here in Durango, Colorado USA produceing Southwest Silver Jewelry for nearly forty years. We have mined and collected the highest quality Turquoise from American Turquoise Mines and we deal direct with many of the finest Southwest Silver Jewelry artisans to have our quality Turquoise set into our designs which are unique to our company.

Quality Southwest Silver Jewelry

The Quality of our Southwest Silver Jewelry is very important to our company, we strive hard to create Southwestern Silver Jewelry that is uniquely different than most other Silver Jewelry that you will find from the Southwest and we also pay close attention to the details and the craftsmanship in the Silver Jewelry that we sell.

Southwest Silver Jewelry of distinction

Inlaid Ring - Southwest Silver Jewelry

Modern Inlaid Silver Band Ring

The Silver Jewelry that we produce is unique to our company as we cut our own gemstones and control the quality of the craftsmanship of the Silver work that is done with our gemstones. We respect that our customers are coming to our company to find high quality Silver Jewelry from the Southwest. We do our very best to pay close attention to the consistant quality of our work and you can count on our Durango Silver Company when looking for quality Southwest Silver Jewelry of distinction.

Quality matters in Silver Jewelry from the Southwest!

There is a lot of Silver Jewelry on the market from the Southwest, however, there is a lot of Southwestern styled Jewelry that is low quality and even poor quality Jewelry. Silver Jewelry in the Southwestern style has been popular for decades and there have been many cheap copies of Southwest Silver Jewelry made by import/export companies to take advantage the market by producing cheap copies to make a quick buck. There is Southwest Silver Jewelry with Turquoise that is completely made of plastic that looks fairly good to the untrained eye. There is also Southwest Silver Jewelry that is made with a base metal, (not silver), and than Silver plated. If it is important to you to have real Southwest Silver Jewely of quality, it is important for you to be carefull where you buy your Silver Jewelry – Durango Silver Company is rated #1

High Quality Jewelry made by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has been in the Southwest Silver Jewelry manufacturing business here in Durango, Colorado USA for nearly 40 years in the same location. John Hartman has been a master Silversmith as well as a Goldsmith for the duration of the time. Today Johns entire family make quality Silver Jewelry under his supervision and we work very hard to produce the highest quality Silver and Turquoise Jewelry that is made here in the Southwest. We highly recomend that you take a look at our Southwest Silver Jewelry if you are interested in Silver Jewelry from this area.

Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Navajo JewelryNavajo Jewelry

In 1865, a Navajo named Atsidi Sani first learned how to make Navajo Silver Jewelry from the Spanairds who were in the area of the Navajo seeking Silver and Gold. Atsidi Sani began making Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry around 1880 and the market for his Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry was immediately brisk as the Navajo people loved to adorn themselves in Turquoise and now Turquoise in Silver Jewelry.

It was not long and Traders to the Navajo started moving into the area and opening Trading Posts to trade with them. Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry was one of the most important trade items to the Indian Traders. The Indian Traders took the Navajo Silver Jewelry and Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry to Southern California, which was in a giant boom, and it was immediately accepted into the Californian culture.  Shortly after, the Grand Canyon became a National Park and tourism began in the Southwestern United States. Navajo Turquoise Jewelry became the most important trade item to the tourists and all wanted to take a piece of Navajo Turquoise Jewelry home with them for their souvenier.

Today, Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry has come a long way and it has also become an American heritage. We cherish the Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry as part of our culture in the Southwest as well as the rest of America. Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry is also highly sought after and collected by individuals around the world.

Durango Silver company is known for having some of the best Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry in the Southwest. We invite you to visit us in Durango, Colorado at our Trading Post or visit us online at DurangoSilver.com.