Gold and Turquoise Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of jewelry on earth. The early Egyptians and other ancient cultures made a large share of their jewelry from gold and precious gems. Turquoise was one of the first stones known to man kind and used in personal adornment. Examples of this Vintage Turquoise Jewelry can be seen in the Cairo Museum, Smithsonian Museum and other wonderful museums and national parks around the world. Of coarse these ancients made silver and turquoise jewelry as well as plain stone jewelry, but in those times it was mainly people in power, the elite that wore jewelry and they loved gold.
Gold and Turquoise is beautiful and unusual. In general Turquoise has been associated with Sterling Silver in the United States in the past with little set in Gold, however, Turquoise set in Gold is and has been standard in most other places on earth. Durango Silver Company has been making Gold and Turquoise since the 1970's. We even use natural Colorado Gold Nuggets in some of our Gold and Turquoise. As of late we have been selling more and more gold jewelry along with our silver jewelry. With the decline of the USA dollar in worldwide trading demand for gold and silver is way up and if you are going to invest, why not invest in something you can wear and enjoy instead of something you hide away in your vault or bank.
Below are some examples of Turquoise Gold Jewelry and descriptions of each piece:
The handmade 14k gold and natural Bisbee Turquoise ring to the left displays beauty in simplicity. The rare American Turquoise has been cut in a modern shape and set in a simplistic and current style, which will never go out of style. What makes the Turquoise Gold Ring is really unique is that it is a double stone ring. When most craftsmen or handmade jewelers make Gold and Turquoise they use their very best Turquoise cabochons or inlay their best stones. This is not always true with mass produced or "Price Point" jewelry, which is 95% of the jewelry made today and available on the open market from companys such as Overstock.com, Zales, Jared's and the like. We feel if you are going to invest in Gold and Turquoise Jewelry, why not buy the best and make it an heirloom.
To the right is a wonderful "Lost Wax" style 14k gold pendant by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. This women's gold amulet features the very best Turquoise money can buy from the Lavendar Pit in the Bisbee Turquoise mine. As you can see the NATURAL Bisbee Turquoise cabochon features the deep blue Turquoise with the classic Smoky matrix. The design of this Gold and Turquoise Pendant is very unique.
Above to the left is one of the most beautiful pieces of Gold and Turquoise we have made with Manassa Turquoise here at Durango Silver Company. This gold and Turquoise ring features a rectangular natural cabochon of Manassa Turquoise. This ultra rare American Turquoise cabochon is top gem grade and came from one of the few mines in Colorado. The Green Manassa Turquoise cabochon features beautiful golden yellow matrix. Turquoise of this calibur is very hard to obtain and always has been..
To the right is a classic style 14k gold and blue and golden yellow spider web Turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain Turquoise mine in Kingman, Arizona. The focal point of this gorgeous Gold Turquoise Ring is top gem grade cabochon of natural Turquoise Mountain Turquoise. The design of this women's Turquoise ring is timeless.
To the left is a "lost wax" style 14k gold and Carico Lake Turquoise pendant by Nattarika Hartman. The Lime Turquoise cabochon used in this spectacular yellow gold pendant is extremely rare and hard to find. Nattarika did a beautiful job mimicing plant vines in the design of the gold. This type of design is unusual in gold jewelry and especially with Turquoise.
Above to the right is an women's Turquoise and gold ring by Nattarika Hartman. This 14k yellow gold and Bisbee Turquoise is one of a kind and features exquisite high grade spider web Turquoise from Arizona. The craftsmenship of this Gold and Turquoise ring is second to none and really show cases the quality handmade jewelers expect in their finished product.
To the left is a pair of vintage style 18k yellow gold and Turquoise dangle earrings. These earrings were made based on a design from the past that is still in style today! Durango Silver Company has a large collection of gold jewelry including vintage style gold jewelry. Many styles that we have re-created from vintage jewelry are timeless, will always be instyle and make wonderful heirloom jewelry pieces.
If you would like to see more quality Gold and Turquoise and other designs as they become available. We invite you to join our other members in joining our occaisional Newsletter. Occaisionally, we send out a Newsletter with news about Durango Silver Company, Southwestern Jewelry produced by our company and the latest news from Durango. We also have a monthly drawing and give away a piece of Jewelry from Durango Silver Co to one of our friends that have subscribed to our Newsletter.
Thank you for reading about Gold and Turquoise, we hope this brief page has been helpful and has openned up your eyes to a different type of Turquoise Jewelry.