Dillon Hartman’s Turquoise Jewelry
Dillon 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
Today 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