Posts Tagged ‘Turquoise’

New Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon Hartman

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Dillon Hartman’s Turquoise Jewelry

Gold Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon HartmanDillon Hartman has been making Turquoise Jewelry since he was a small boy learning from his father, prolific Southwestern Jewelry artist John Hartman.  John taught Dillon to hand make Silver Jewelry when Dillon was 8 years old.  At this time John and Estell Hartman had a Jewelry business named “Hartman’s of Durango” where the made Southwestern silver jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry for Cold Water Creek, Zippo Lighter company, and many major department stores.  Dillon Hartman began the process of learning how to make Turquoise Jewelry by helping John Hartman around his silver shop.  Dillon would do odd jobs, helping to assemble jewelry, buff, file, sand, etc. After a few years of learning how to use all the tools and basic skills, John began to teach Dillon the “Lost Wax” casting process. Once proficient in this, Dillon Hartman began to learn how to make basic silver jewelry with hand stamps and hand tools. It was not until 2002 when John Hartman began to teach Dillon to cut Turquoise Cabochons which was the gateway to Dillon making Turquoise Jewelry.

New Turquoise Jewelry

Inlay Turquoise BraceletToday Dillon Hartman makes all kinds of Turquoise Jewelry from Inlay Turquoise Jewelry to old style bezel set silver jewelry and 14k gold jewelry with natural American Turquoise.  Dillon had been on a hiatus making only a few pieces a year and mainly working on www.durangosilver.com and advertising the Hartman family jewelry and Native American Jewelry world wide.  Recently he has been back in the studio and making some beautiful new Turquoise Jewelry and gemstone silver jewelry focusing on old style silver pieces such as bezel set  Turquoise pendants, bracelets, earrings and his favorite Turquoise Rings.  Dillon has been making Turquoise Jewelry with stones from all different Turquoise mines in American and Tibet.  He has also been making gemstone jewelry with Sugilite, Coral, Gaspeite, Silver Ore, and more!  Keep your eyes peeled on DurangoSilver.com for new products from Dillon Hartman.

New Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon

Go to this link to see all of Dillon Hartman’s Jewelry:   Turquoise Jewelry by Dillon Hartman

Turquoise Fashion for Spring

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Turquoise is a Fashion Staple and The Rage In Spring

Turquoise Fashion

Turquoise is an extremely popular color this upcoming season for it’s beautiful, fresh, and bright color tones. Turquoise is a very popular color for spring and summer to brighten up your wardrobe as well as your mood. Having said this there is so much more to this color than just it’s alluring tone. Turquoise is actually believed to be one of the oldest amulets of protection and it was also a sign of wealth in ancient cultures. It is believed that this gemstone will rid the person who wears it of negativity and bring them good fortune. This gemstone is very personal and supposedly takes on characteristics of the wearer.  Turquoise can come in many different colors, but the common tones are a baby blue to an aqua blue-green, especially when used in fashion.

Turquoise Earrings

Some other fun facts on Turquoise:

Planet: Venus and JupiterColor: Blue-green

Energies: Luck, Love, Protection and Healing

Chakra: Fifth chakra, Throat

So, next time you are in a store lost in a sea of colors, not knowing which one you would like to try out as a new addition to your wardrobe, why not go for one that may actually bring you good fortune, Turquoise? Even though it is believed that the actual stone Turquoise will bring all the good energies, the color Turquoise also reflects a positive attitude on the person wearing it.

Turquoise For Spring And Summer

Turquoise is a great fashion color for Spring and Summer.  Most fashionistas wear Turquoise heavily in Spring and roll it over into fall, but for those who truly love the color it can be  a year round fashion statement, and even a lift time fashion statement. Turquoise can be very addicting.  When you add a splash of Turquoise to your outfit it automatically adds a cheerful and spring like feel to your look. Most people look great in Turquoise.  The natural color of Turquoise seems to highlight all skin types and looks exceptionally great on olive, red, brown or darker skin. Take Turquoise Fashion from your spring wardrobe and blend it into your summer attire and eventually your year round wardrobe.

To sum it up… make the beautiful and natural fashion color a larger part of your wardrobe.  The color of the sky stone will make you look more cheerful, colorful, prosperous and happy.

Green Turquoise Earrings

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Green Turquoise Earrings

Green Turquoise from Nevada has always been a favorite here at Durango Silver Company as we mine green Turquoise there. Green Green Turquoise EarringsTurquoise Earrings are also a favorite to us and we specialize in Green Turquoise Earrings due to our own interests. Green Turquoise has natural look and feel and many people enjoy wearing green Turquoise over blue. This pair of Green Turquoise Earrings were Navajo handmade in sterling silver with fluted concho top pieces and Broken Arrow Turquoise gemstones from Nevada. You can read more about this particular pair on their presentation page by clicking on the link above.

We invite you to check out our presentation on Green Turquoise Earrings. You will find many great photos with informative text describing the different Earrings in the photos.

Green Turquoise Earrings by Durango Silver Company

Green Turquoise EarringsCarico Lake Turquoise is one of the most popular and well known types of Turquoise from Nevada. This is a classic pair of Sterling Silver and Carico Lake Turquoise stud earrings by Native American artist Archie Ganadonegro. There are many shades of Green Turquoise Earrings depending on which Turquoise mine the Turquoise comes from in Nevada. Green Turquoise runs from a light-pale green to a military green which is dark green Turquoise. The Royston Turquoise Mine produces beautiful Turquoise that has both blue and green in the same stone which is very attractive. Green Turquoise Earrings are beautiful and natural in appearance when worn.

Lime green Turquoise Earrings as shown in this photo is bright, cheerful and exotic which is why it is in high demand.

Authentic Green Turquoise Earrings

Contemporary Green Turquoise Earrings

 To the right is a contemporary style of Green Turquoise Earrings made by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. John was born and raised in the Southwest and began his interests in Southwest Art, Turquoise and Native American history early in his life. By the age of 19, John was traveling throughout Nevada, trading with Turquoise Mine owners and even mining Turquoise. By the age of 20, both John and wife Estell had become Silversmiths as well as lapidarists cutting the Turquoise they collected and then setting their gemstones into Jewelry.

Green Turquoise Earrings were made from the Turquoise they mined in Nevada as John and Estell fell in love with Nevada green Turquoise early on in life. John and Estell have collected Nevada green Turquoise now for over 40 years and have amassed a wonderful Turquoise Collection as well as a great collection of Nevada Green Turquoise Earrings.

Check out what Wikipedia has to say about Green Turqoise. We have also created a great informational page on Turquoise Earrings you will appreciate if you have further interest in Green Turquoise Earrings.