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Turquoise Properties

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Turquoise Properties

turquoise properties

 We have just created a great new page on Turquoise Properties. This page gives you a lot of great information regarding the physical properties of Turquoise and a lot of good interesting information for your education on Turquoise.

Turquoise is one of the very first gemstones found by mankind over 7,500 years ago. It was found in Egypt and was immediately coveted by the Gods and Godesses of ancient times. Pharoahs, Roman Gladiators and Spiritual leaders also worshipped Turquoise and it has been an important gemstone for thousands of years since. Our webpage presentation on Turquoise Properties has more info and links you will appreciate.

Turquoise Properties

Our new informational page on Turquoise Properties gives you all of the physical turquoise properties that you may be interested in, plus, it goes in depth about the color variations and properties, treatments of Turquoise and the basic care of this wonderful gemstone.

Durango Silver Company has created a giant portfolio of informational pages that go way beyond the Turquoise Properties, many of them can be in our Turquoise Learning Center as well as in our Sitemap on pages 5 and 6. A couple other pages you may like to read are American Turquoise, Bisbee Turquoise, Arizona Turquoise and Nevada Turquoise Mines.

Turquoise Properties by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company is a leader in the Turquoise Industry, we have been engulfed in every aspect of Turquoise for over 40 years. We have Mined Turquoise, Collected Turquoise, we are professional Turquoise cutters, we manufacture and produce Turquoise Jewelry and we continously study this fastenating gemstone.

Durango Silver Company also has one of the largest Bisbee Turquoise collections on earth. Bisbee Turquoise is known as the best Turquoise that ever came out of the ground in the United States. We have Bisbee Turquoise in all types of Jewelry as well as fine quality hand cut gemstones if you wish to make your own Jewelry. Also, see another WordPress on Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons at TurquoiseNews.com

If you like Turquoise, you have come to the right place to find the best quality Turquoise Jewelry with authentic natural American Turquoise stones of unquestionable quality. We hope you check out our site to find out more about Turquoise, Turquoise Jewelry and Turquoise Properties.

 

Native Jewelry

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Native Jewelry

Native Jewelry with Bisbee TurquoiseNative Jewelry styles were different in every Native American Indian tribe, but the differences were less marked than with other arts and crafts, because Native jewelry and the materials used for making it (beads, shells, copper and silver, ivory, amber, turquoise and other stones) were major trade items long before the arrival of Europeans in America. After colonization, Native jewelry-making traditions remained strong, incorporating, rather than being replaced by, new materials and techniques such as glass beads and more advanced metalworking techniques. There are two very general categories of American Native jewelry: metalwork, and beadwork. Before Europeans came native jewelry and Native American metalwork was fairly simple, consisting primarily of hammering and etching copper into pendants or earrings and fashioning copper and silver into beads. After Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo artists learned silversmithing from the Spanish in the 1800′s, native jewelry arts Native Jewelry - Inlay Turquoise Buckleblossomed in the Southwest, and distinctive native jewelry like the squash blossom necklace, Hopi silver overlay bracelets, and Navajo turquoise inlay rings developed from the fusion of the new techniques with traditional designs. Native beadwork, on the other hand, was already extremely advanced in pre-Columbian times, including the fine grinding of turquoise, coral, and shell beads into smooth heishi necklaces, the delicate carving of individual wood and bone beads, the soaking and piecing of porcupine quills, and the intricate stitching of thousands of beads together. The bead jewelry is still a major part of today’s native jewelry. All of the old forms of beadwork are still going strong, though imported Czech seed beads have been the favored medium among many Indian artists for centuries now. Today vintage native jewelry and modern native jewelry, especially Silver Jewelry, turquoise jewelry is extremely populare and collectible.

Vintage Native Jewelry from America

Vintage Native JewelryVintage Native jewelry around the world is valuable, especially vintage Native American Jewelry. The Turquoise used in Vintage Native Jewelry is very important, as it is a great way to further identify the authentic American Native Jewelry. Native Jewelry from America, especially silver jewelry, turquoise jewelry is especially popular and collectible.  Vintage native jewelry is known for its heavy construction.  A lot of the vintage Native American jewelry was made with heavy silver and large Turquoise stones.  Of all the vintage Native American jewelry and vintage silver jewelry from American some of the most collectible and most famous is the antique Navajo jewelry.  A lot of the vintage Native American Jewelry you will find in pawn shops or in a southwest silver gallery will be Zuni Native Jewelry such as Petti Point JewelryNeedle Point Jewelry or Inlay Jewelry.  Any type of Vintage Indian Jewelry you purchase will be well worth the investment, so never hesitate to invest in vintage or antique Native American Jewelry or vintage silver jewelry.

Modern Native Jewelry from America

Modern Native JewelryModern Native jewelry is comprised mainly of plain silver jewelry, gold jewelry, inlay jewelry, petti point jewelry, needle point jewelry, and navajo jewelry style with an emphasis on Turquoise Jewelry.  Learn more on our Native American presentation page or by shopping our selection of Native Jewelry.  You will find that Durango Silver Company handles a wide variety of silver jewelry including Turquoise jewelry, Indian jewelry, gemstone jewelry and gold jewelry.  We try our best to have a wide variety of HIGH END handmade jewelry at the best price.  We cary Turquoise Beaded Jewelry, silver jewelry – vintage and modern.

Thank you for your interest in our article on Native Jewelry.

Western Silver Jewelry

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Western Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver CompanyWestern Silver Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Durango Silver Company has been producing high quality Western Silver Jewelry for nearly 40 years now. We started our company in Albuquerque, New Mexico and then moved to Durango, Colorado in 1974. We built our Trading Post in 1976 and have been doing business in the same location since that date. We have produced Western Silver Jewelry on site and we have also dealth directly with Navajo and Zuni Artisans to produce our designs offsite. We also carry quality Navajo and Zuni Silver Indian Jewelry and continuously work with Native American Jewelers to produce new and exciting pieces for our customers.

John and Estell Hartman were Jewelers and designed Jewelry for their Trading Post as well as many other companies such as the Fred Harvey Company, the May Company, ColdWater Creek, the Sundance Catalog, and many others. We have paid close attention to producing high quality Western Silver Jewelry that is unique and not produced by others. We have also focused on promoting and selling our Western Silver Jewelry by our own means to keep our sales situation unique for our customers, our customers get unique Western Silver Jewelry from our company that they cannot find elsewhere.

Durango Silver Company Trading Post This is a photo of our Trading Post which is located just west of Durango, Colorado USA on Hwy 160. This is the Hwy that runs east and west from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park, it was named the Gateway to Mesa Verde many years ago. John built this building in 1975-76 and the Trading Post opened for business in the spring of 1976. We have specialize in Western Silver Jewelry since we opened and have had many great years in business. We had two children, Dillon and Crystal, Dillon married Nattarika and they work with John and Estell full time running the Trading Post and managing DurangoSilver.com. Crystal works at the Trading Post part time and creates Western Silver Jewelry full time.

We invite you to read more about us and hope you will come and visit us if you come to this area.