Archive for the ‘Turquoise Jewelry’ Category

Turquoise Facts

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

General Turquoise Facts

Here is a little post about Turquoise Information and Facts.  We will update you on the basics of one of the world’s most popular stones giving you a little of the Turquoise facts you need to know to by the right stone. Turquoise is a sky-blue or green translucent to opaque basic aluminium phosphate that contains copper. It has been revered as a gemstone for millenniums. The name “Turquoise” comes from the French “turqueise”, meaning “Turkish stone”, because it was first transported to Europe via a Turkish nation. The color that we recognize as Turquoise was named after this gemstone.

More Turquoise Facts

Here some quick historical Turquoise Facts for you. Turquoise was used by the ancient Egyptians and Aztecs as a jewelry gemstone and decorative stone. King Tutankhamun’s burial mask and tomb was inlaid with Turquoise. The ancient Egyptians believed that the color blue was a symbol of regeneration, so turquoise was treasured for both decorative and superstitious purposes. Another Turquoise Fact is that the Meso – Americans created Turquoise mosaics and the Chinese carved Turquoise into ornaments. Turquoise was also used by Native Americans in works of art and jewelry, some of whom believed that it possessed protective properties. The Tibetans believe in the healing properties of Turquoise and have valued turquoise jewelry for centuries.

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Quality Turquoise Facts

Read a few Turquoise Facts and learn something new. Turquoise is a sedimentary gemstone, meaning, moisture seeps through the upper crust of the earth which has copper, iron and aluminum sulfates – the gem quality Turquoise is formed from highly concentrated minerals that are deposited into pockets and crevices in the earth that have the perfect conditions to create this rare gemstone. High Quality Turquoise is rich in color and above a 5 in hardness on the Mohs’ hardness scale.

Typically, when mining Turquoise there is a lot of overburden or host rock where Turquoise is found, it has to be removed to get to the medium quality stone that is usable in its natural state. Gem quality Turquoise, which is called high grade, runs in small pockets or thin veins sporadically among the medium quality Turquoise. The miner is always on the watch for high grade and when found, all operations stop to take special care not to damage the high grade.

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Modern Spiritualists consider Turquoise to have the Turquoise Spiritual Properties to be of spiritual attunement, cleansing, protection and prosperity and a symbol of the Earth and sky, good fortune and success. The Turquoise Spiritual Properties are wonderful and helpful to most people. – See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/turqspiritual.htm

We hope you have learned a little basic history, knowledge, Turquoise Facts, and Turquoise Information.

Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry

The Tibetan people celebrate Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry and Jewelry with Tibetan Turquoise as one of the most spiritual possessions of their lives. They have worshipped Turquoise for over 5,000 years and have traded their belongings on the silk road of Asia for the same amount of time. Turquoise is a very spiritual gemstone as it was one of the first gemstones known to man.

Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has just completed a great new informational page on Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry from present to the past. You can view this page by going to Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry in this link or by typing it in of the search engines.

Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

The Hartman family of Durango Silver Company has been collecting Tibetan Turquoise for nearly 40 years. They cut rough Turquoise and set it into their designs. They also often have old Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry that they put up for sale on their Antique Turquoise Jewelry pages. Durango Silver produce some exceptional Turquoise Jewelry with Tibetan Turquoise that is high grade as that is what they have collected. They hand cut the Tibetan Turquoise and then set it into quality Sterling Silver or Gold settings.

We invite you to browse our online store and when you do, type in Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry to see what we currently have available.

Inlay Earrings

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Inlay Earrings from the American Southwest

 

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Inlay Earrings from the American Southwest have been made for nearly 100 years. The Zuni Indians of New Mexico began making Inlay Earrings around 1920. Today, The Zuni, Navajo and other contemporary artists from the  Southwest continue to make some of the finest quality Turquoise Earrings in the world. Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has created an informational page on Inlay Earrings that you can view located on the DurangoSilver.com site – check it out by following this link.

Native American – Inlay Earrings

Native American Inlay Earrings are a good choice when considering Inlay Earrings – Turquoise, Coral or other colored gemstones are use in combination to produce some of the most dynamic and colorful inlaid earrings made globally. There are many factors you may not be aware of when considering your purchase and that is why Dillon has created this page. There are many good photo examples as well as a lot of great information text we are certain will interest you if you are considering Inlay Earrings.

Inlay Earrings from Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has been in the Turquoise Jewelry business for well over forty years. We have produced and handled Inlay Earrings as well as Turquoise Inlay Earrings for the duration. We have a great supply of Gemstone Inlay Earrings and we are proud to work with Stanley Manygoats who is one of the leading Navajo Inlay Artisans. We invite you to view our informational page on Inlay Earrings and hope you will also take a look at the Earrings we have available.