Archive for the ‘Turquoise Lore’ Category

Navajo Turquoise Earrings

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Handcrafted Navajo Turquoise Earrings

Navajo Turquoise Earrings

Navajo Turquoise Earrings- John and Dillon from Durango Silver Company has just created a new educational page on Navajo Turquoise Earrings. We invite you to learn about Turquoise, Turquoise Earrings and Navajo Indian Jewelry all made in the USA.

This presentation has photos and informational text describing what you are looking at in the photos to help you understand more about Navajo Indian Turquoise Earrings.

Turquoise is absolutely going through the roof right now and it is getting so much publicity worldwide it is unbelievable. Just for grins, watch the newscasters, the Academy Awards and the media and look at all the Turquoise Earrings, Turquoise Beads and Turquoise Jewelry is being worn.

Turquoise is a beautiful gemstone, one of the very first gemstones found by man over 7500 years ago and it has been known to have spiritual and metaphysical powers by Kings, Queens, Pharaohs, healers, medicine men and important people since its conception into global humanity. Around the world for over 7000 years, Turquoise has been worshipped to give the bearer health, happiness and good fortune.

Turquoise Beaded Jewelry

Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Turquoise Beaded Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Turquoise Beaded Jewelry

Turquoise Beaded Jewelry – American Turquoise Beaded Jewelry from the Southwest began about 200 B.C. after the Anasazi Indians discovered Turquoise.  By 1200 A.D. the Anasazi and Chaco Indians had moved from their ancient Pueblos to the Rio Grande Valley of what is now known as New Mexico. The Santo Domingo Indians carried on by using Turquoise from the Cerrillos Turquoise Mines  to make Turquoise Beaded Jewelry.

The Santo Domingo Indians sold their Turquoise Beaded Jewelry in Santa Fe in the early years to the Trade on the Santa Fe Trail and by the early 1900′s to tourists who came to the Southwest. You can read more on Santa Domingo Turquoise Beaded Jewelry here.

Today, the Turquoise Beaded Jewelry is stronger then ever as the Turquoise Bead Market has expanded to a global audience. In recent years, China has taken over the production of making Turquoise Beads and they ship their Turquoise Beads worldwide to individuals as well as Jewelry manufacturers that produce Turquoise Bead Jewelry from them.

American Turquoise is also shipped to China to have made into Turquoise Beads and then the Turquoise Beads are shipped back to the U.S. to distributors that sell them to the Santo Domingo Indians as well as Turquoise Jewelry manufacturers and individuals. The quality of Turquoise Beads as well as the Turquoise Beaded Jewelry that is made from them is of great concern to discriminate buyers and much attention is payed to the authenticity of the Turquoise used to make the Turquoise Beads as well as the quality of the cut of the beads.

Durango Silver Company has been buying Turquoise Beaded Jewelry from the Santo Domingo Indians for over forty years and are very familiar with high quality Turquoise Beaded Jewelry. We now seek fine quality authentic Turquoise Beads and produce one of a kind Turquoise Beaded Jewelry for our own market.

You can be assured you are getting the highest quality authentic Turquoise Beads when buying your Turquoise Beaded Jewelry from Durango Silver Company of Durango, Colorado USA.

Other educational pages on Turquoise Beads and Turquoise Beaded Jewelry – Turquoise Beads, Turquoise Bead Bracelet, Turquoise Bead Earrings, Turquoise Bead Necklace, Turquoise Bead Pendant, Fashion Turquoise Bead JewelryAntique Turquoise Bead JewelryBead Necklace Turquoise and Antique Turquoise Bead Necklace

Authentic American Turquoise Jewelry

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Authentic Native American Turquoise JewelryAuthentic American Turquoise Jewelry- Durango Silver Company specializes in Turquoise Jewelry of high quality with authentic Turquoise gemstones. Quality Turquoise Jewelry from our company is handcrafted in Sterling Silver by American Artisan craftsmen. We take great pride in our Turquoise Jewelry and we are known worldwide for the unique Jewelry designs that we produce.

Quality Turquoise Jewelry with Natural Turquoise Gemstones in quickly becoming a rarity as the new global trade sets in and takes hold. Turquoise Jewelry is very popular worldwide and the producers of Turquoise Jewelry is now worldwide as well.

When a product gets so much publicity and gains popularity so fast as Turquoise Jewelry has, vast amounts are sold and the demand goes up rapidly. New strategies by by department stores and lower end marketing companies are now producing Turquoise Jewelry with fake Turquoise being made out of cement in China. The Chinese  fake Turquoise is meant to be put into costume Jewelry, however, there are always pirates in every neck of the woods and there are no shortage of them in the Turquoise Jewelry business. Buyers must be aware in today’s global market that the standards of doing business in America are of no concern to underdeveloped third world countries that are eager to make money any which way then can.

Durango Silver Company has been in the Turquoise and Silver Jewelry business for nearly forty years, we own and mine much of our own natural Turquoise and we only produce quality authentic American Turquoise Jewelry.

We have a new web presentation coming out today on “Fake Turquoise” and invite you to read it. It is most interesting and we think you will relate this story to other things you see going on in the marketplace since global trade has begun. The new page will be located at http://www.durangosilver.com/fake-turquoise-cheap-turquoise.html