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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.

 

 

Morenci Turquoise

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Morenci Turquoise

Morenci Turquoise is one of America’s most beautiful types of Turquoise from the past, it was mined in southeastern Arizona. The Morenci Turquoise Mine produced some of the finest Turquoise that has ever come out of the ground! It is high to light sky blue in color.  The Morenci Turquoise mine  produced Turquoise with a wonderful “Birdseye” or “Water Web” matrix pattern, beautiful iron pyrite that looks like Silver and black iron spiderweb matrix. It has become difficult to obtain now because the mine stopped producing Turquoise in the late 1970′s.

A Presentation on Morenci Turquoise

Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has created a very nice presentation that is full of factual information on one of the most important Turquoise Mines from the American Southwest, you can view this page on Morenci Turquoise by following this link. This page will educate you and also lead you to additional pages where you can purchase Morenci Turquoise Jewelry as well as Morenci Turquoise Cabochons hand cut by the Hartman family at Durango Silver Company.  A presentation on Morenci Turquoise that you will really appreciate.

Morenci Turquoise from Durango Silver Company

John and Estell Hartman began making Turquoise Jewelry in 1972 and some of their fondest memories was the years cutting Morenci Turquoise and making the stones that cut into beautiful Morenci Turquoise. Many years have gone by and still to date John will tell you some of his favorite Turquoise is from the Morenci Mine. We still have Morenci Turquoise from John and Estell’s early years and we have a good amount that our family has collected in the yeas since. Morenci Turquoise from Durango Silver Company is authentic and an investment in the historic past of the American Southwest.

Royston Turquoise Cabochons

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Royston Turquoise Cabochons

Royston Turquoise Cabochons

We have created a great web presentation on Royston Turquoise Cabochons that you are certain to appreciate if you like fine quality American Turquoise. This presentation includes many photos on the different types of Royston Turquoise as well as a lot of information on Royston Turquoise Cabochons

View our page at Royston Turquoise Cabochons

Royston Turquoise

Royston Turquoise comes from the Royston mining district located near Tonapah, Nevada. “Royston Turquoise,” originally consisted of four old Turquoise claims: Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue. Lynn Otteson moved to Tonopah to mine Royston Turquoise in 1958 and the family have been Turquoise Minors since. Royston Turquoise in known world wide for having a wide range of Turquoise colors from a beautiful soft blue to emerald greens. The color of Royston Turquoise often runs together in the same rock which creates some of the most spectacular Turquoise stones on earth.