Archive for the ‘Turquoise Lore’ Category

Books About Turquoise

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Educational Books on Turquoise

Durango Silver Company has just created a new page that lists the different books that have been written on Turquoise. We invite you to come and see other information that is available for you to learn more about this beautiful gemstone.

Turquoise has been mined on six continents and traded by cultures throughout the world’s history, including the European, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and the Southwest regions of America. It has been set in silver and gold jewelry, cut and shaped into fetish animals, and even formed to represent gods in many religions. This gemstone is displayed in museums around the world, representing the arts and traditions of prehistoric, historic, and modern societies.

There are some very good informational books on this subject, we have listed them for you here.

Royston Turquoise Mining Video

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Mining at the Roystone Turquoise Mine Video
Come Mine Turquoise at the Royston Turquoise Mine – Video Tour

Dillon and Nattarika Hartman of Durango Silver have made a great video short on mining at the Royston Turquoise Mine. Dillon goes over the original video that we put together with the Travel Channel and the Otteson’s (mine owners) for the “Where to find Cash and Treasures program.”

This is an enjoyable video if you are interested  in Turquoise, this presentaton page also gives you instructions of how you can actually mine yourself and get your own Royston Turquoise at the mine with the Otteson’s. For a small fee you can mine Turquoise with the Otteson’s and collect your own Royston Turquoise that is very valuable – don’t forget to video yourself mining Turquoise and we would love to put your footage up along with ours!
This Royston Turquoise Mining Presentation page has great educational information as well, we have photos of Royston Turquoise and  Royston Turquoise Jewelry with text descriptions of what you see in the photos.
For additional information see our Royston Turquoise Jewelry page as well as our Royston Turquoise Website.
Topics covered in this presentation are: Royston Turquoise Video, Royston Turquoise Mining Video, Royston Turquoise Presentation, Royston Turquoise Mining Presentation, Royston Turquoise Educational Presentation, Royston Turquoise Jewelry Video, Royston Turquoise Jewelry Presentation and Mining Royston Turquoise Video.

Under Turquoise Skies – Ralph Lauren

Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Ralph Lauren - Under Turquoise Skies
Ralph Lauren – Under Turquoise Skies

These outfits offer the highest quality turquoise specimens and a certificate of authenticity upon purchase.

Durango Silver Company was chosen by the Ralph Lauren Company to be amount the most trusted dealers in Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest. you can read the story on the “Under Turquoise Skies” presentation on  the Ralph Lauren Website.

We appreciate the seal of confidence in our company and we have worked very hard to accomplish this acknowledgement from the Ralph Lauren Company. Our family has been Traders to the Navajos as well as the other Tribal Groups in the Southwestern USA for over forty years and we have been and will continue to be faithful to the Native American Indians as well as the Turquoise Jewelry business that we so love.

Thank you very much to the Ralph Lauren Group and we wish you the best as well!

John Hartman (founder)
Durango Silver Company
Durango, Colorado USA