Posts Tagged ‘Durango Silver Company’

Western Silver Jewelry

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Western Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver CompanyWestern Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has been producing high quality Western Silver Jewelry for nearly 40 years now. We started our company in Albuquerque, New Mexico and then moved to Durango, Colorado in 1974. We built our Trading Post in 1976 and have been doing business in the same location since that date. We have produced Western Silver Jewelry on site and we have also dealth directly with Navajo and Zuni Artisans to produce our designs offsite. We also carry quality Navajo and Zuni Silver Indian Jewelry and continuously work with Native American Jewelers to produce new and exciting pieces for our customers.

John and Estell Hartman were Jewelers and designed Jewelry for their Trading Post as well as many other companies such as the Fred Harvey Company, the May Company, ColdWater Creek, the Sundance Catalog, and many others. We have paid close attention to producing high quality Western Silver Jewelry that is unique and not produced by others. We have also focused on promoting and selling our Western Silver Jewelry by our own means to keep our sales situation unique for our customers, our customers get unique Western Silver Jewelry from our company that they cannot find elsewhere.

Durango Silver Company Trading Post This is a photo of our Trading Post which is located just west of Durango, Colorado USA on Hwy 160. This is the Hwy that runs east and west from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park, it was named the Gateway to Mesa Verde many years ago. John built this building in 1975-76 and the Trading Post opened for business in the spring of 1976. We have specialize in Western Silver Jewelry since we opened and have had many great years in business. We had two children, Dillon and Crystal, Dillon married Nattarika and they work with John and Estell full time running the Trading Post and managing DurangoSilver.com. Crystal works at the Trading Post part time and creates Western Silver Jewelry full time.

We invite you to read more about us and hope you will come and visit us if you come to this area.

Antique Turquoise Jewelry

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Antique Indian Jewelry

Antique Turquoise Jewelry

Antique Turquoise Jewelry  -  Antique Indian Jewelry from the Southwestern United States  has become very collectible. Turquoise Jewelry designs have changed dramatically since the early years and there are many factors that make Antique Turquoise Jewelry  highly desirable for collectors worldwide. The first Turquoise Jewelry was made for the Native American Indians themselves to be worn. this type of Antique Turquoise Jewelry  has additional significant value to collectors as it was the first phase of Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest. 

 The Navajo took silver coins they would obtain from the U.S. Calvary and then the Indian Traders, melt them down in camp fires, pour the molten metal into ingots and then pound the ingots into sheet and wire to form their Jewelry, this is called Navajo Ingot Jewelry.

Durango Silver Company  has written a great document on Turquoise Jewelry and there is some great information on Antique Turquoise Jewelry included in this educational presentation page. We also invite you to visit our Turquoise Jewelry Learning Center where we have loads of valuable Turquoise Jewelry Educational Information.