Posts Tagged ‘Arizona turquoise’

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 Properties

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Turquoise Properties

turquoise properties

 We have just created a great new page on Turquoise Properties. This page gives you a lot of great information regarding the physical properties of Turquoise and a lot of good interesting information for your education on Turquoise.

Turquoise is one of the very first gemstones found by mankind over 7,500 years ago. It was found in Egypt and was immediately coveted by the Gods and Godesses of ancient times. Pharoahs, Roman Gladiators and Spiritual leaders also worshipped Turquoise and it has been an important gemstone for thousands of years since. Our webpage presentation on Turquoise Properties has more info and links you will appreciate.

Turquoise Properties

Our new informational page on Turquoise Properties gives you all of the physical turquoise properties that you may be interested in, plus, it goes in depth about the color variations and properties, treatments of Turquoise and the basic care of this wonderful gemstone.

Durango Silver Company has created a giant portfolio of informational pages that go way beyond the Turquoise Properties, many of them can be in our Turquoise Learning Center as well as in our Sitemap on pages 5 and 6. A couple other pages you may like to read are American Turquoise, Bisbee Turquoise, Arizona Turquoise and Nevada Turquoise Mines.

Turquoise Properties by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company is a leader in the Turquoise Industry, we have been engulfed in every aspect of Turquoise for over 40 years. We have Mined Turquoise, Collected Turquoise, we are professional Turquoise cutters, we manufacture and produce Turquoise Jewelry and we continously study this fastenating gemstone.

Durango Silver Company also has one of the largest Bisbee Turquoise collections on earth. Bisbee Turquoise is known as the best Turquoise that ever came out of the ground in the United States. We have Bisbee Turquoise in all types of Jewelry as well as fine quality hand cut gemstones if you wish to make your own Jewelry. Also, see another WordPress on Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons at TurquoiseNews.com

If you like Turquoise, you have come to the right place to find the best quality Turquoise Jewelry with authentic natural American Turquoise stones of unquestionable quality. We hope you check out our site to find out more about Turquoise, Turquoise Jewelry and Turquoise Properties.