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Turquoise Qualities by Durango Silver Jewelry

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Turquoise Qualities

There are many different things to consider when trying to determine Turquoise Qualities.  As far as natural Turquoise, there is color, character, locality which the stone came from, matrix patterning,  hardness, and luster.  In today’s market Turquoise qualities are also based on whether they are natural or have been treated.

Turquoise Qualities

Turquoise QualitiesDurango Silver Company uses a large variety of Turquoise as well as many other quality gemstones that complement Turquoise. This Page, Turquoise Values,  includes information about the Turquoise that is used in the Jewelry Durango Silver Company produces and deals in. I discusses many types of Turquoise such as Bisbee Turquoise, Morenci Turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and many other high quality types of Turquoise.
Durango Silver Company has manufactured Turquoise Jewelry for nearly 40 years, we have always put high priority on using the finest Turquoise Gemstones possible in our Jewelry. With this in mind, we have been collectors of high quality Turquoise that had been mined in the past and we have continuously been buying Turquoise since we started our business.

Turquoise Qualities

American Turquoise – Spiritual Beliefs

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

American Turquoise – Sky Stone from Heaven!

Natural American Turquoise Specimen

Natural American Turquoise from Nevada USA

In the days before the civilization of North America – native peoples inhabited this great land of vast resources, in an almost heaven atmosphere. It was a very spiritual place that celebrated life in a way that no longer exists.

Turquoise was discovered in the west by pre-historic American Indians. The natives believed the stone came from the heavens and had strong healing powers. It is a fact that it was used in ceremonies and by medicine men for healing. Turquoise has been found in Indian Medicine Bundles dating back well over a thousand years and examples can be found in almost every museum in the west.

Many American Indian cultures are known for being nomadic, throughout history. It is believed that Nomadic Native Americans obtained Turquoise from Indian camps in the Southwest and carried back to their homelands great distances away. Antique American Turquoise has been found from South America to the northern most points of North America. It is certain that it was traded by native peoples and it was first coveted for its medicinal powers.

The historic influence of Turquoise in the western world was most prominent in the Southwestern regions of what we now know as the United States. In these regions the gemstone has been worshipped since its discovery. Read More on the history of Turquoise.

We are excited as this is our first WordPress, We will be doing many others on Native American Turquoise, Turquoise Native American Jewelry, Natural Turquoise, Turquoise Natural Stone, Turquoise Navajo and many more.

Thank you for reading a little about American Turquoise and Spiritual beliefs.