Posts Tagged ‘Navajo Jewelry’

Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Navajo JewelryNavajo Jewelry

In 1865, a Navajo named Atsidi Sani first learned how to make Navajo Silver Jewelry from the Spanairds who were in the area of the Navajo seeking Silver and Gold. Atsidi Sani began making Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry around 1880 and the market for his Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry was immediately brisk as the Navajo people loved to adorn themselves in Turquoise and now Turquoise in Silver Jewelry.

It was not long and Traders to the Navajo started moving into the area and opening Trading Posts to trade with them. Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry was one of the most important trade items to the Indian Traders. The Indian Traders took the Navajo Silver Jewelry and Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry to Southern California, which was in a giant boom, and it was immediately accepted into the Californian culture.  Shortly after, the Grand Canyon became a National Park and tourism began in the Southwestern United States. Navajo Turquoise Jewelry became the most important trade item to the tourists and all wanted to take a piece of Navajo Turquoise Jewelry home with them for their souvenier.

Today, Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry has come a long way and it has also become an American heritage. We cherish the Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry as part of our culture in the Southwest as well as the rest of America. Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry is also highly sought after and collected by individuals around the world.

Durango Silver company is known for having some of the best Navajo Turquoise and Silver Jewelry in the Southwest. We invite you to visit us in Durango, Colorado at our Trading Post or visit us online at DurangoSilver.com.

Navajo Turquoise Jewelry

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Native American Turquoise Jewelry with Natural TurquoiseNavajo Turquoise Jewelry – As Sterling Silver topped $30.00 an ounce in December of 2010, Navajo Turquoise Jewelry got much attention as well. The Navajo Jewelry market is doing well today and suppliers are selling up a storm at their old prices. Silver Jewelry of any type is a fantastic investment today as price increases are a sure bet for 2011.

I was talking to our Jewelers supply in Gallup, N.M. the other day and they said the Navajo’s were not coming in to buy Silver as the Indian Traders were not wanting to pay them the higher price needed due to the rise in Silver. The cost increase is having a major affect on the Navajo Silversmiths and Navajo Turquoise Jewelry may become difficult to buy soon.

Of, course many of the Navajo’s that make high quality Turquoise Jewelry are not affected to much as their Jewelry sells for a lot of money and an increase in price of their Navajo Turquoise Jewelry will be easily absorbed by the collectors.

The problem is for the Native Americans who make cheap Navajo Turquoise Jewelry to fill the fashion Jewelry market. This does represent a lot of Navajo Silversmiths who depend upon the less expensive Turquoise Jewelry market to make their living.

The cost of Sterling Silver is holding over $28.00 per ounce today and appears that it is going to continue to increase in value this year as China is telling their people to invest in Silver and industry is using nearly 15% more silver than is coming out of the ground.

The bottom line is that Navajo Turquoise Jewelry is a teriffic investment today and you can count on Silver Jewelry to take some dramatic jumps in cost for 2011.

For more information on Turquoise Jewelry, see our presentation page. For more information on Silver Jewelry, check it out!

Indian Jewelry

Sunday, January 16th, 2011
Southwestern Native American Indian Jewelry
Native American Indian Jewelry

Durango Silver Company has been dealing in American Indian Jewelry for over forty years and are one of the leading authorities in the Southwestern USA for both antique as well as contemporary Native American Indian Silver Jewelry. We have also been in the Turquoise Mining business for many years and also have been instrumental in the preservation of keeping American Turquoise Natural and untreated.

We specialize in quality Indian Jewelry made with authentic Turquoise and Sterling Silver. We produce some of the highest quality Native American Indian Jewelry in the USA. Silver Jewelry has had a historical past in the Southwest with the Zuni, Hopi and Navajo Indians for the past 150 years and we have created a presentation on Indian Jewelry  for your educational purposes on the subject, we invite you to check it out.
We have many other articles on Silver Jewelry, Turquoise Jewelry, Turquoise and more that can be seen from our Learning Center and we also invite you to browse through a wide selection of the presentation pages that we have created for your enjoyment and education.