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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.

925 Ring

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

925 Ring

925 Ring actually means Sterling Silver Ring, however, for the sake of this document I am going to refer to it as 925 Ring. Durango Silver Company has been in the business of producing 925 Rings for nearly 40 years now and 925 Rings are our specialty.

925 RingTo the left is a 925 Ring made by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. This 925 Ring features a Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Stone, a Oville Jack Turquoise stone and a Sugilite gemstone. It was created in Sterling Silver in what John considers his Southwestern Victorian Silver design work. John is well known throughout the world for producing a very unique style of 925 Jewelry that is unique only to himself.

You can read more about John Hartman on his presentation page and you can see a lot of his Silver Jewelry as well as many a 925 ring on the Durango Silver Company online store, the catagory tabs are on the left side of this page. You can also see a display of Jewelry made by John Hartman in the September issue of Glamor Magazine which will be out shortly.

925 Ring designs by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company resides in Durango, Colorado USA. We produce Southwestern styled Silver Jewelry of the highest quality. Southwestern Silver Jewelry from Southwestern United States is unusual and has a unique appearance unlike any other 925 Jewelry in the world, in general. We pride ourselves in having some of the highest quality Silver Jewelry coming out of the Southwest today.

925 Ring

To the right is a inlaid 925 ring that was designed by John Hartman and inlaid by Dillon Hartman. This is typical of Jewelry produced by Durango Silver Company, John will design a 925 ring and then it may be created by a Native American Silversmith and then inlaid by Dillon or one of our other gemstone inlayers.

Durango Silver Company produces a lot of inlaid Silver Jewelry as well as inlaid 925 ring. We have a very high standard of quality gemstones that we use in our Jewelry and gem grade Turquoise is our gemstone of choice. We have been mining and collecting gem Turquoise for over 40 years and have worked with some of the most historic American Turquoise miners of the past.

The Turquoise 925 Ring

The American Frontier and especially the American Southwest is an area of great interest to historians as it had a colorful and exciting past in qlobal history. The Native American Indians were responsable for finding American Turquoise about 300 B.C. and a Navajo Indian by the name of Atsidi Sani was responsable for creating the first 925 ring in the Southwest. Atsidi Sani learned the Silversmithing trade from the Spanairds as they came through the Southwest in quest of Gold and Silver.

Turquoise 925 Ring

Durango Silver Company has had a long relationship with the Otteson’s of  Tonopah Nevada. The Ottesons developed the Royston Turquoise Mine and are still the owners of the mine. The Royston Turquoise Mine is the only Turquoise Mine in Nevada producing quanities of quality Turquoise today and a 925 Ring made with Royston Turquoise is a treasure. You can acquire a 925 ring with Royston Turquoise from Durango Silver Company.

If you would like a 925 Ring made with Royston Turquoise, be certain to keep us in mind as we have authentic Royston Turquoise and this can be verified by calling the Ottesons. You can also take a mine tour at the Royston Turquoise Mine and then have a 925 Ring made from the Turquoise you personally get on your mine tour as you are allowed to take the Turquoise you find home and you will find Turquoise.

Also see 925 silver  on Wikipedia. Other subjects are 925 Jewelry,  Sterling Silver Ring, Royston Turquoise Jewelry, Silver Rings

We hope you enjoyed this blog and will visit our site when thinking of a 925 Ring in the future. Please note we would be happy to make you a 925 ring specially for you.