Archive for the ‘Turquoise Jewelry’ Category

Inlay Earrings

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Inlay Earrings from the American Southwest

 

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.

Castle Dome Turquoise

Friday, March 27th, 2015

 

Castle Dome Turquoise

Castle Dome Turquoise  is one of the America’s Turquoise classics from the days of the past. The light sky Arizona blue Turquoise from the Castle Dome mine, located in  Arizona,  was widely used in Turquoise Jewelry by Native American Jewelry artisans in the mid 1900 period. Between the 1940′s and 1980′s the mine supplied much of the Turquoise used in Zuni Jewelry and Navajo Jewelry. You will find a major share of old pawn jewelry, especially in the cluster, Zuni needle point jewelry, and Zuni petite point jewelry to have Castle Dome Turquoise Cabochons. Castle Dome was widely used as the mine was a high producer in its time.

Arizona Blue – Castle Dome Turquoise

Castle Dome (1943) and Pinto Valley (1972) are located five to eight miles west of Miami in Gila County, along the south slopes of the Porphyry Mountains. Large quantities of copper and Turquoise have been produced from these areas. This Mine produced about 75% chalk grade Turquoise that was stabilized by the Hardy Company of Globe Arizona and about 25% that was quality cutting grade that was used in the American Turquoise Jewelry Industry.  The Castle Dome Turquoise Mine was in its height of production in 1960 and used in the typical Turquoise cluster Bracelets, Rings, Squash Blossom Necklaces and Earrings you will find from that time period.

Castle Dome Turquoise  – An American Heritage

Castle Dome Turquoise played an important part in the history of Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry of the American Southwest in the mid 20th century. It is of an Arizona true blue coloration and it is an important Turquoise from the American Southwest. Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company has created a great informational page on this historic American Treasure at Castle Dome Turquoise – Check it out!

As well as Castle Dome Turquoise – we invite you to check out the different types of Arizona Turquoise!

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.