Natural Turquoise Cabochons

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 DurangoSilver.com – you can see examples at http://www.durangosilver.com/turquoise_cabochons_35_ctg.htm.

You can also see some good examples of Natural Turquoise Cabochons at; http://www.pinterest.com/durangosilver/natural-turquoise-cabochons/ as well as http://www.durangosilver.com/natural-turquoise-cabochons.html

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

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Royston Turquoise Gemstones

May 14th, 2014

Royston Turquoise Gemstones from
Durango Silver Company

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Royston Turquoise Gemstones

 We have developed a very interesting page on Royston Turquoise Gemstones that you are certain to love. This page is locate at Royston Turquoise Gemstones, it has many fantastic photographs of Royston Turquoise Gemstones along with descriptions of what is on each photo and more.

Royston Turquoise Gemstone Cabochons on Pinterest

We have also created a new Royston Turquoise Cabochon photo page on Pinterest where we will  add new photos of Royston Turquoise Gemstones and Cabochons as we cut  them, follow the link in this sentence.

Royston Turquoise Gemstones by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has been in the Turquoise business for well over forty years.
Royston Turquoise is one of our specialties and we have a lot or Royston and we cut a lot on a regular basis.

We worked with the Travel Channel to create a video for the Otteson’s (owners of the Royston Mine) in 2007 and you can view a short flick on it here, Check it out!

We invite you to check out our information page on Royston Turquoise Gemstones, we think you will be glad you did

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Turquoise and Sugilite Bracelets

May 6th, 2014

Turquoise & Sugilite Bracelets

Durango Silver Company has created a great new page on Turquoise and Sugilite Bracelets that you enjoy if you are one who collects or appreciates unique Jewelry from the American Southwest. Our company is known for having exceptional quality gemstones set in unusual Jewelry designs. We feature fabulous Bisbee and Royston Turquoise, among others, accented with gorgeous purple Sugilite gemstones hand cut here in Durango, Colorado USA.

Quality Turquoise and Sugilite Bracelets

Durango Silver Company has been in business  since 1976 and John Hartman has been a prolific Silver and Gold Smith since 1972. We use America’s finest quality Turquoise accented with purple Sugilite in one-of-a-kind Jewelry designs,  Victorian as well as Southwestern styles of distinction.

Turquoise and Sugilite Bracelets by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company specializes in high grade Turquoise as well as Sugilite, all hand cut here in Durango. We produce unusual Turquoise and Sugilite Bracelets that are different than others you might find elsewhere, we invite you to come to see our presentation on what we have to offer. There are associated links to Sugilite as well as Turquoise Jewelry and there are links to pages of Turquoise and Sugilite Bracelets. Come and check it out!

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