Archive for the ‘Turquoise’ Category

Spiderweb Turquoise

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Spiderweb Turquoise

We have created an exciting new informational page we think you will appreciate! This is the entry page into a series of educational pages on Spiderweb Turquoise. There is a lot of great information, photos and links to corresponding pages. There is a lot to learn on this page for everyone!

Spiderweb Turquoise

Spiderweb Matrix in Turquoise is a rarity that comes from its formation millions of years ago. It is a natural formation and can be quite beautiful. Turquoise with spiderweb matrix is hard to come by and it is much more valuable than clear Turquoise or Turquoise with typical matrix.

Investment Grade Turquoise – Natural Spiderweb Turquoise

There are many variations in Natural Turquoise, enhanced Turquoise and there is even fake Turquoise. Natural Spiderweb Turquoise is the Rolls Royce in Turquoise and it is highly collected as an investment, in fact, high grade Turquoise has gone up in value well over 300% in the past year! Our presentation along with its associated pages is a project on our part to set strait the value of Turquoise. We also invite you to visit another associated presentation – Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons.

Spiderweb Turquoise from Durango Silver Company

We have been in the Turquoise business of mining, collecting, cutting and marketing it throughout the American Southwest and since the Internet, our business in high grade Turquoise has grown to an International market as well. We are leading authorities on Turquoise and Spiderweb Turquoise is our specialty. We invite you to check us out and we encourage you to view our presentation on Spiderweb Turquoise.

Turquoise Cabochons

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Turquoise Cabochons

American Turquoise Cabochons

Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons

American Turquoise Cabochons – Durango Silver Company has specialized in Natural American Turquoise Cabochons for over 40 years. We have been Turquoise Collectors, Miners and Stone Cutters from the beginning of our business over 40 years ago. We have created a great new informational page located at Turquoise Cabochons – Durango Silver Company that we think you will really appreciate. It has many great photos of beautiful Turquoise Gemstones along with descriptions and information on each example.

American Turquoise Cabochons

Although Turquoise was not discovered first in American, it was discovered over 2000 years ago by the Native American Indians of that period – around 300AD. Turquoise has been a major part of the history in the American Southwest, in fact, there was a major Turquoise Trade center at Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon around 900AD. Turquoise has been used in spiritual, ceremonials and for self adornment since those days and now we find that it has been an important factor in many areas of the world for thousands of years as well. Durango Silver Company specializes in authentic, natural American Turquoise Cabochons which is one of our American Heritages – we invite you to follow the link above to view this most interesting presentation.

Rare Turquoise Cabochons Available

Durango Silver Company has one of the premier American Turquoise collections in the world and we have rare Turquoise Cabochons available located on our online store linked from this page. We have created a great page that will help you understand more about investment grade Turquoise from the American Southwest. We invite you to come and take a look at this page as well as our page on Natural Turquoise Cabochons!
We specialize in American Turquoise Cabochons and invite you to view our presentation

Natural Turquoise Cabochons

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Natural Turquoise Cabochons

Natural Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons from Durango Silver Company – Leaders in Authentic High-Grade American Turquoise for over forty years!

Natural Turquoise Cabochons by Durango Silver Company

John Hartman, founder of Durango Silver Company, began his life in Turquoise by mining with Cutler Edgar and Dowell Ward of Nevada USA. By the late 1960′s John had got the Turquoise bug from his room mate Steve, a Native American from the Taos Pueblo. Steve taught John a lot about Turquoise and went on to introduce him to many knowledgeable people in the trade. John mined with Cutler at the Stormy Mountain Mine and with Cutler and Dowell at the #8 Turquoise Mine. John was taught early on by Cutler and Dowell that high-grade natural Turquoise Cabochons were the only type to cut if you wanted to have a good market for his product.

Hand Cut Natural Turquoise Cabochons

It was not long after John began accumulating Turquoise that he learned how to cut Turquoise into cabochons. Both John and wife Estell began cutting Turquoise together and would cut about 300 cabochons per week. It was not long and they began making Turquoise Jewelry and the business grew exponentially immediately as high quality natural Turquoise cabochons were expensive to buy so most Jewelry manufacturers used medium grade Turquoise Stones in their Jewelry. Hand Cut Natural Turquoise Cabochons was the key to John and Estell’s success in the Turquoise business.

Natural Turquoise Cabochons

Today, more than forty years later, the entire Hartman family; John, Estell, Dillon, Nattarika and Crystal are all deeply involved in the Turquoise Business and cutting more Turquoise Cabochons then ever. John and son Dillon cut natural Turquoise cabochons on a daily basis and sell them on – you can see examples at

You can also see some good examples of Natural Turquoise Cabochons at; as well as

We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company the next time you are searching for Natural Turquoise Cabochons.