Posts Tagged ‘American Turquoise’

Castle Dome Turquoise

Friday, March 27th, 2015

 

Castle Dome Turquoise

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 Learning Center

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Turquoise Learning Center

We have created a wonderful directory of informational pages on Turquoise, it is located at “Turquoise Learning Center” within the DurangoSilver.com website. Our Turquoise Learning Center is a one stop shop for learning anything you would like to know about Turquoise, go there and check it out as we are certain if you are interested in Turquoise This will be an important bookmark for you.

Turquoise Learning Center

Find great information on Bisbee Turquoise from our Turquoise Learning Center directory.

Turquoise Learning Center by Durango Silver Company

In our Turquoise Learning Center you will find about one hundred links to individual informational pages that we have made on different Turquoise subjects. Here you will find categories of pages such as American Turquoise, Famous Turquoise Mines and Types, Turquoise Lore, Spiritual Beliefs, Turquoise Cabochons and Global Turquoise Deposits. In these categories you will find many different pages within these subjects, believe me – this is an extensive database of informational pages on Turquoise. All these pages have great photos which equate to hundreds of high quality Turquoise Photographic examples. If you are interested in Turquoise or you want to learn more about Turquoise, our Turquoise Learning Center is a must!

Learning about Turquoise by leading authorities – A Turquoise Learning Center

Durango Silver Company has been in the Turquoise business for over 40 years. We have mined Turquoise, we have collected high grade Turquoise for over 40 years, we have been stone cutters for over 40 years and we know Turquoise better than the backs of our hands! We have created over one hundred informational pages on Turquoise for your education and entertainment and they are free for you to enjoy. We invite you to view and bookmark our Turquoise Learning Center educational directory – it is an important tool for anyone interested in authentic Turquoise. If you like and appreciate this directory you will also appreciate our Turquoise Jewelry Learning Center which can be found by following this link.

We hope you enjoy our Turquoise Learning Center!

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Checkout this gorgeous natural Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry hand cut by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company.  We have been busy cutting fresh high grade natural American Turquoise cabochons to make into brand new silver and gold jewelry for 2013.  We plan to use these gorgeous natural Military Green Royston Turquoise cabochons for top grade handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry and Gold Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry.  Keep your eyes peeled!  Here is a link to checkout the Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry we have currently.  We will post the new jewelry made with these stone in the same location.

Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

You may or may not know that this color of natural Turquoise is very hard to come by.  This type of Emerald Green or Forest Green Turquoise has always been hard to find, but is becoming even harder to find these days as almost all the Turquoise mines world wide have been shut down for one reason or another.  Having said that, the Military Green Turquoise is one of the most famous looks from the Royston Turquoise mine in Nevada, USA.

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Just like the Turquoise its self, Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry is very hard to come by due to the lack of Turquoise cabochons available to jewelers as well as the fact that most jewelers prefer to use blue Turquoise over any other color of Turquoise. Here at Durango Silver Company that is not the case.  We love to make jewelry with natural green Turquoise from Lime Green Turquoise Jewelry to Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry.  So when you are in need of some rare Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry or any other color of Turquoise Jewelry keep us in mind.