Posts Tagged ‘Sterling Silver Jewelry’

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.

Silver Jewelry Value

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The cost of Sterling Silver to reach all time highsSilver Jewelry is about to take some dramatic price increases and now is the time to buy Sterling Silver Jewelry. Western Silver and Southwestern Sterling Silver Jewelry are a great way for individuals to invest in Silver.

In June of 2010, Silver was around $14.00 per ounce and today (2-2-2011) it is over $28.00 per ounce. China is telling their people to invest in Silver and the forecasts for Sterling Silver is to top $135.00 per ounce by 2015. The U.S. Government has also put out bulletins that Silver is way under valued and expects it to have major price increases steady on for the upcoming years.

Silver Jewelry is a great way for individuals to invest in Sterling Silver as they can wear and enjoy it while it is going up in value. People who want to do more then buy Silver Jewelry may want to check into buying Silver in bulk through a broker or otherwise. The bottom line is Sterling Silver and Sterling Silver Jewelry is about to take major price increases that we have never seen in history.

Western Silver Jewelry and Southwestern Silver Jewelryhas been a great investment in the past as it is in vogue and dealers of Western Silver Jewelry tend to take a smaller markup on their Jewelry. Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry is a great investment as authentic Turquoise has become scarce and the global demand for Turquoise has increased dramatically. Navajo Turquoise Jewelryis a great investment as the youngsters are going to college and not taking up the Silversmithing trade from their forefathers. Navajo Silver Jewelry will become rare and will be a great investment for the future.

Check out our Silver Jewelry educational presentation.

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!