Posts Tagged ‘Silver Necklaces’

Silver Gallery

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Silver Gallery

The Durango Silver Gallery operated by Durango Silver Company of Durango, Colorado USA has been in business for nearly 40 years. It is located 3.5 west of Durango’s city center on Hwy 160, which is the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park. We have just completed a presentation page on our Silver Gallery that we think you will enjoy, we invite you to read our story on our Silver Gallery. We have been Silver Jewelry manufacturers and have produced some of the finest Silver Jewelry that has come out of the Southwest in the past 40 years. We actually have two Silver Galleries, one is our brick and Mortar Trading Post that John Hartman built in 1975 and the other is our online Gallery that John, Dillon and Nattarika Hartman have been continuously working on for the past several years.

Durango Silver Gallery

The Durango Silver Gallery is quite unique from other Silver Jewelry Galleries as it is family owned and run. We make most of the Silver Jewelry that we show and sell and the balance of our Silver Jewelry is handmade by Native American Artisans in the local Southwest area of the United States in which we live.

silver gallery This is a photo of our Silver Gallery in Durango, Colorado USA! It is actually a historic monument as we have been in business at the same location for most of the years we have been in the Silver Jewelry business. We have an unusual Deer Antler Arch that has been out front of the Silver Gallery since 1976 which has been featured in many travel magazines all over the world. This is most likely the most famous Silver Gallery in the Southwest today.

We opened this Silver Gallery in 1976 after John had taken a year off of making his Silver Jewelry to build a Trading Post to house his Silver Jewelry along with his historic antique Native American Indian and old west collection. The business has been successful for the Hartman’s for several decades now and the family will carry it on into the future.

Silver Gallery

Our Silver Gallery online as well as our Trading Post deals exclusively in Sterling Silver Jewelry handmade in the USA by our family along with the Native American Indians of the Southwest. Here, you will find Silver Rings, Silver Earrings, Silver Bracelets, Silver Pendants, Silver Necklaces and much more. One of the major differences with our Silver Jewelry from others is we are very serious about it being authentic. We use Sterling Silver and our specialty is natural American Turquoise from our collection of over 40 years. We have also mined Turquoise for over 40 years with some of the most famous old school miners of the past as well as mined Turquoise from our own mines located in Nevada, USA.

A trip to our Silver Gallery is a trip back it time to present day. We have antique Indian Turquoise Silver Jewelry from the early years of the trade all the way to the most modern contemporary Silver Jewelry that is popular today. Your visit to our Silver Gallery will be one you will not forget and worthwhile to you as you will learn a lot about the Southwest and how the Silver Jewelry industry is such a part of our culture.

We hope you have enjoyed our blog on our Silver Gallery and you will read more about us on our Silver Gallery educational page.

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Silver Necklaces

Monday, July 25th, 2011

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Durango Silver Company has been producing Silver Necklaces from the Southwest for nearly forty years. We make quality Silver Jewelry here in Durango, Colorado as well as buy them from Navajo and Zuni Indian Artisans. We hand cut most all of the gemstones used in our  Necklaces including the Native American Indian handmade necklaces.

Quality Silver Necklaces

Durango Silver Company is well known for producing and handling high quality Silver Necklaces as well as high quality Silver Jewelry. We own five Turquoise Mines in Nevada that we mine and then cut only the highest grade gemstones from the mines. We have also collected high grade Turquoise from many other mines for over 40 years. We buy other types of rough gemstone materials and hand cut them into the stones we use and trade to the Native American Indian to be used in our Silver Jewelry.

Quality Crafted Silver Necklaces

The Silver work in our Silver Necklaces is top notch! Our entire family here at Durango Silver Company are Jewelers, we strive to make high quality Jewelry and because we are silversmiths, we know high quality Silver Jewelry and Silver Necklaces when we are buying. The bottom line is you can count on Durango Silver Company for the highest grade Silver Jewelry from the Southwest.

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We invite you to visit our new informational page on Silver Necklaces as well as to see what we currently have on our site.

Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Silver Jewelry

silver jewelrySilver Jewelry from the Southwest is different than Silver Jewelry made in other areas of the United States and the world. There is a certain flair about Southwestern Silver Jewelry that makes it so unique. It is in its origin from the Spaniards who originally brought the art of Silversmithing to this region in the mid 1860′s. The Spaniards taught a Navajo Indian by the name of Atsidi Sani how to work with Silver and shortly after Silver Jewelry became very popular here in the Southwest. By the 1890′s, Navajo’s, Hispanics and Anglo’s were making Silver Jewelry for a market that was relentless. Check out our informational page on Navajo Silver Jewelry History.

Southwestern Silver Jewelry

As people moved into Southwest, Silver Jewelry and Silver Turquoise Jewelry was purchased and worn by most people who lived in this area. Silversmiths and and Silver Jewelry manufacturers sprung up throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado to make Silver Rings, Silver Bracelets, Silver Earrings, Silver Pendants and Silver Necklaces to fill a market that was growing by leaps and bounds fueld by the Californians and the influx of tourism to the Southwest. Turquoise also became very popular once the Grand Canyon became a National Park and a major attraction bringing a tremendous amount of tourism to the Southwest. A very large industry began producing Turquoise Silver Rings, Turquoise Silver Bracelets, Turquoise Silver Earrings, Turquoise Silver Pendants and Turquoise Silver Necklaces which were a major hit in Hollywood and then throughout southern California.

Silver Jewelry

Durango Silver Company has been in business now for almost forty years producing the finest quality Silver Jewelry and quality Silver Turquoise Jewelry for the upper class market. We focus on high quality Silver Jewelry craftmanship and authentic natural Turquoise of the highest quality. Our market is generally people that have purchased Silver Jewelry and/or Silver Turquoise Jewelry in the past and enjoy the Southwestern style of Jewelry. Most often, a person purchases a piece of Turquoise Fashion Jewelry, falls in love with it and then finds it to be inferior, they then seek quality Silver Jewelry or quality Silver Turquoise Jewelry that will last and then they start doing research to find there is a major difference between cheap production Western Silver costume Jewelry and actual handcrafted quality Silver Jewelry that has value.

Durango Silver Company produces high quality Silver Jewelry and Silver Turquoise Jewelry that is above and beyond most Southwestern Jewelry that you will find on the open market. We guarantee and stand behind our products 100% and cater to a wonderful group of individuals that enjoy the finest quality in their lifestyle. We hope you will think of Durango Silver Company when looking for all of your Silver Jewelry needs.