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Turquoise Jewelry

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

 

Turquoise Jewelry

Durango Silver Company of Durango, Colorado USA has been Traders to the Navajo for well over forty years. We have stead true to our Navajo and Zuni Silversmiths to produce some of the finest Authentic Native American Turquoise Jewelry made in the USA for the duration of our business. We have promoted the use of only authentic, natural Turquoise to our Native American friends and partners by mining, collecting and hand cutting America’s finest quality Turquoise available. The specialty of our company is to produce real Turquoise Jewelry that is handmade in the USA!

Authentic Quality Turquoise – in our Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise Jewelry

We have mined, collected and hand cut authentic, natural Turquoise for our silversmiths and for the Native American Indian Jewelers for over 40 years. We are very proud to be among the very few that puts natural Turquoise gemstones as the most important foundation of the Turquoise Jewelry that our company produces and has produced in the past decades of being in this business. Here is a video of John showing others how to cut authentic Turquoise, this should give you an idea that we are serious about authenticity! The above is natural Bisbee Turquoise that you will find in a lot of our Jewelry, we own one of the largest Bisbee Turquoise collections in the world.

Authentic Native American Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise Jewelry

This beautiful piece of Turquoise Jewelry was handmade by Navajo Native Artisan Vernon Begay. You can read more about this Bisbee Turquoise Pendant on its presentation page. John Hartman of Durango Silver Company hand cut these authentic, natural Bisbee Turquoise cabochons and then had Vernon create this beautiful Bisbee Turquoise Pendant which is now a valuable piece of Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry. We invite you to learn more about Bisbee Turquoise by following this link.

We hope you will visit Durango Silver Company when you are wanting to learn more about Authentic Turquoise Jewelry, handmade in the American Southwest. High quality investment and collectors grade Turquoise Jewelry is our specialty.

 

 

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

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Checkout this gorgeous natural Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry hand cut by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company.  We have been busy cutting fresh high grade natural American Turquoise cabochons to make into brand new silver and gold jewelry for 2013.  We plan to use these gorgeous natural Military Green Royston Turquoise cabochons for top grade handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry and Gold Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry.  Keep your eyes peeled!  Here is a link to checkout the Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry we have currently.  We will post the new jewelry made with these stone in the same location.

Cabochons for Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

You may or may not know that this color of natural Turquoise is very hard to come by.  This type of Emerald Green or Forest Green Turquoise has always been hard to find, but is becoming even harder to find these days as almost all the Turquoise mines world wide have been shut down for one reason or another.  Having said that, the Military Green Turquoise is one of the most famous looks from the Royston Turquoise mine in Nevada, USA.

Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry

Just like the Turquoise its self, Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry is very hard to come by due to the lack of Turquoise cabochons available to jewelers as well as the fact that most jewelers prefer to use blue Turquoise over any other color of Turquoise. Here at Durango Silver Company that is not the case.  We love to make jewelry with natural green Turquoise from Lime Green Turquoise Jewelry to Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry.  So when you are in need of some rare Military Green Royston Turquoise Jewelry or any other color of Turquoise Jewelry keep us in mind.