Archive for the ‘Turquoise Lore’ Category

Castle Dome Turquoise

Friday, March 27th, 2015

 

Castle Dome Turquoise

Castle Dome Turquoise  is one of the America’s Turquoise classics from the days of the past. The light sky Arizona blue Turquoise from the Castle Dome mine, located in  Arizona,  was widely used in Turquoise Jewelry by Native American Jewelry artisans in the mid 1900 period. Between the 1940′s and 1980′s the mine supplied much of the Turquoise used in Zuni Jewelry and Navajo Jewelry. You will find a major share of old pawn jewelry, especially in the cluster, Zuni needle point jewelry, and Zuni petite point jewelry to have Castle Dome Turquoise Cabochons. Castle Dome was widely used as the mine was a high producer in its time.

Arizona Blue – Castle Dome Turquoise

Castle Dome (1943) and Pinto Valley (1972) are located five to eight miles west of Miami in Gila County, along the south slopes of the Porphyry Mountains. Large quantities of copper and Turquoise have been produced from these areas. This Mine produced about 75% chalk grade Turquoise that was stabilized by the Hardy Company of Globe Arizona and about 25% that was quality cutting grade that was used in the American Turquoise Jewelry Industry.  The Castle Dome Turquoise Mine was in its height of production in 1960 and used in the typical Turquoise cluster Bracelets, Rings, Squash Blossom Necklaces and Earrings you will find from that time period.

Castle Dome Turquoise  – An American Heritage

Castle Dome Turquoise played an important part in the history of Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry of the American Southwest in the mid 20th century. It is of an Arizona true blue coloration and it is an important Turquoise from the American Southwest. Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has created a great informational page on this historic American Treasure at Castle Dome Turquoise – Check it out!

As well as Castle Dome Turquoise – we invite you to check out the different types of Arizona Turquoise!

Turquoise Learning Center

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Turquoise Learning Center

We have created a wonderful directory of informational pages on Turquoise, it is located at “Turquoise Learning Center” within the DurangoSilver.com website. Our Turquoise Learning Center is a one stop shop for learning anything you would like to know about Turquoise, go there and check it out as we are certain if you are interested in Turquoise This will be an important bookmark for you.

Find great information on Bisbee Turquoise from our Turquoise Learning Center directory.

Turquoise Learning Center by Durango Silver Company

In our Turquoise Learning Center you will find about one hundred links to individual informational pages that we have made on different Turquoise subjects. Here you will find categories of pages such as American Turquoise, Famous Turquoise Mines and Types, Turquoise Lore, Spiritual Beliefs, Turquoise Cabochons and Global Turquoise Deposits. In these categories you will find many different pages within these subjects, believe me – this is an extensive database of informational pages on Turquoise. All these pages have great photos which equate to hundreds of high quality Turquoise Photographic examples. If you are interested in Turquoise or you want to learn more about Turquoise, our Turquoise Learning Center is a must!

Learning about Turquoise by leading authorities – A Turquoise Learning Center

Durango Silver Company has been in the Turquoise business for over 40 years. We have mined Turquoise, we have collected high grade Turquoise for over 40 years, we have been stone cutters for over 40 years and we know Turquoise better than the backs of our hands! We have created over one hundred informational pages on Turquoise for your education and entertainment and they are free for you to enjoy. We invite you to view and bookmark our Turquoise Learning Center educational directory – it is an important tool for anyone interested in authentic Turquoise. If you like and appreciate this directory you will also appreciate our Turquoise Jewelry Learning Center which can be found by following this link.

We hope you enjoy our Turquoise Learning Center!

Turquoise Jewelry

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

 

Turquoise Jewelry

Durango Silver Company of Durango, Colorado USA has been Traders to the Navajo for well over forty years. We have stead true to our Navajo and Zuni Silversmiths to produce some of the finest Authentic Native American Turquoise Jewelry made in the USA for the duration of our business. We have promoted the use of only authentic, natural Turquoise to our Native American friends and partners by mining, collecting and hand cutting America’s finest quality Turquoise available. The specialty of our company is to produce real Turquoise Jewelry that is handmade in the USA!

Authentic Quality Turquoise – in our Turquoise Jewelry

We have mined, collected and hand cut authentic, natural Turquoise for our silversmiths and for the Native American Indian Jewelers for over 40 years. We are very proud to be among the very few that puts natural Turquoise gemstones as the most important foundation of the Turquoise Jewelry that our company produces and has produced in the past decades of being in this business. Here is a video of John showing others how to cut authentic Turquoise, this should give you an idea that we are serious about authenticity! The above is natural Bisbee Turquoise that you will find in a lot of our Jewelry, we own one of the largest Bisbee Turquoise collections in the world.

Authentic Native American Turquoise Jewelry

This beautiful piece of Turquoise Jewelry was handmade by Navajo Native Artisan Vernon Begay. You can read more about this Bisbee Turquoise Pendant on its presentation page. John Hartman of Durango Silver Company hand cut these authentic, natural Bisbee Turquoise cabochons and then had Vernon create this beautiful Bisbee Turquoise Pendant which is now a valuable piece of Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry. We invite you to learn more about Bisbee Turquoise by following this link.

We hope you will visit Durango Silver Company when you are wanting to learn more about Authentic Turquoise Jewelry, handmade in the American Southwest. High quality investment and collectors grade Turquoise Jewelry is our specialty.