Archive for the ‘Western Silver’ Category

New Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon Hartman

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Dillon Hartman’s Turquoise Jewelry

Gold Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon HartmanDillon Hartman has been making Turquoise Jewelry since he was a small boy learning from his father, prolific Southwestern Jewelry artist John Hartman.  John taught Dillon to hand make Silver Jewelry when Dillon was 8 years old.  At this time John and Estell Hartman had a Jewelry business named “Hartman’s of Durango” where the made Southwestern silver jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry for Cold Water Creek, Zippo Lighter company, and many major department stores.  Dillon Hartman began the process of learning how to make Turquoise Jewelry by helping John Hartman around his silver shop.  Dillon would do odd jobs, helping to assemble jewelry, buff, file, sand, etc. After a few years of learning how to use all the tools and basic skills, John began to teach Dillon the “Lost Wax” casting process. Once proficient in this, Dillon Hartman began to learn how to make basic silver jewelry with hand stamps and hand tools. It was not until 2002 when John Hartman began to teach Dillon to cut Turquoise Cabochons which was the gateway to Dillon making Turquoise Jewelry.

New Turquoise Jewelry

Inlay Turquoise BraceletToday Dillon Hartman makes all kinds of Turquoise Jewelry from Inlay Turquoise Jewelry to old style bezel set silver jewelry and 14k gold jewelry with natural American Turquoise.  Dillon had been on a hiatus making only a few pieces a year and mainly working on www.durangosilver.com and advertising the Hartman family jewelry and Native American Jewelry world wide.  Recently he has been back in the studio and making some beautiful new Turquoise Jewelry and gemstone silver jewelry focusing on old style silver pieces such as bezel set  Turquoise pendants, bracelets, earrings and his favorite Turquoise Rings.  Dillon has been making Turquoise Jewelry with stones from all different Turquoise mines in American and Tibet.  He has also been making gemstone jewelry with Sugilite, Coral, Gaspeite, Silver Ore, and more!  Keep your eyes peeled on DurangoSilver.com for new products from Dillon Hartman.

New Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon

Go to this link to see all of Dillon Hartman’s Jewelry:   Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon Hartman

American Native Indian Jewelry

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

American Native Indian Jewelry

American Native Indian Jewelry

We have dealt in American Native Indian Jewelry for nearly 40 years, we work hard to bring our customers the best from the Southwest! We love what we do! We have collected authentic American Turquoise for well over 40 years which led us into the American Native Indian Jewelry business nearly 40 years ago. We currently have accrued one of the worlds finest Natural Turquoise Collections, we cut gemstones from our collection, make and have them made into exceptional Silver Jewelry for our very special customers.

We have just created a new informational presentation on American Native Indian Jewelry and we cordially invite you to view that great page. There is a lot of great information and photos with descriptive text you will enjoy.

Quality American Native Indian Jewelry

As in everything in life, there is American Native Indian Jewelry and then there is quality American Native Indian Jewelry! Native American Indian Jewelry began in approximately 1875 and has had a great ride as it was immediately accepted by the Navajo People when Atsidi Sani made his first piece. By 1880, Anglo Indian Traders moved into the Southwestern regions, built Indian Trading Posts and Native American Indian Jewelry began to be exploited to Southern California and beyond. Millions and millions of pieces of Indian Jewelry have been made since, a lot of it has been quality American Native Indian Jewelry and a lot has been junk Jewelry made cheap as possible to sell as much as possible.

Durango Silver Company has always dealt in the best Native American Indian Jewelry with exceptional quality Turquoise Gemstones. We love producing wonderful Silver Jewelry pieces and our pride is knowing that our customers love their very special American Native Indian Jewelry from our company. 

American Native Indian Jewelry

Silver Jewelry and American Native Indian Jewelry is our specialty and our niche in the marketplace. We focus all of our attention on providing the best American Native Indian Jewelry to our customers and we also focus on paying attention to the wants and needs of our customers. We hope you will follow us by join our Newsletter Group, in doing so you will receive just a few email letters from us per year with super deals to our members and you will be entered into our monthly Silver Jewelry GiveawayJoin Now!

We hope you will consider checking out Durango Silver Company the next time you are considering American Native Indian Jewelry.

Native American Silver Rings

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Native American Silver Rings

Native American Silver RingsDurango Silver Company produces and handles some of the highest quality Native American Silver Rings being made in the Southwestern United States today. We take great pride in quality Silver work handmade by the finest Native American Artists in the Southwest and we also make Silver Jewelry  as well as Silver Rings in-house right here in Durango, Colorado USA.

Native American Silver Rings with Authentic Turquoise

We have collected and mined American Turquoise for over 40 years now and have one of the finest collections of Natural Turquoise in the world. We cut most every Turquoise gemstone we have made into the Jewelry that we offer our customers in our Silver Gallery. All of our Native American Silver Rings with Turquoise are top grade handmade pieces of wearable art that you will love.

Check out our new informational page on Native American Silver Rings, you will find some great information that will help you understand more about the Native American Silver Jewelry and Rings that we have to offer.

Native American Silver Rings from Durango Silver Company

Native American Silver Rings are an American heritage. The Navajo Indians began making Native American Silver Jewelry around 1865 when a Navajo Blacksmith by the name of Atsidi Sani learned how to work with Silver from the Spaniards who were in this region in quest of Silver and Gold. Atsidi Sani immediately began making Native American Silver Rings for his people, the Navajo’s and soon after added Turquoise to his Silver Ring designs which really made his Silver Jewlry in demand by many people throughout the west.

Today, Native American Silver Rings have been refined due to modern tools and education. Durango Silver Company has some of the finest quality Native American Silver Rings as well as Native American Turquoise Rings coming out of the Southwest today. We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company the next time you are considering Native American Silver Rings.