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The Southwestern region of the United States is a land of enchantment with spectacular landscapes, dynamic scenic sites, historical monuments, and a
colorful wild west history. Southwestern America was originally inhabited by Indians, (Native Americans) and today the Southwest has modern towns, cities and metropolitan areas where all types of people live and thrive. Southwestern U.S. has a style of living that is unique to itself and the people who live in this region rarely move away from it.

The climate in Southwestern United States is typically arid which makes many areas of this region very comfortable to live. For the most part precipitation in these Southwestern regions is very low and the relative humidity is very low as well. Outdoor living in the Southwest is at its finest as we have beautiful Southwestern blue sky's over 90% of the time and weather conditions here are easy to adapt to as well. You will find that the people in the Southwest enjoy the outdoors and this creates a special spirit in the air throughout the Southwestern regions of the Western United States.

Southwestern food is remarkably different from other parts of America. The arid climate allows for different types of crops such as chiles, beans and squash and so our food has taken on exotic flavours that you will not find anywhere else on earth. Southwestern cuisine is influenced by Southwestern American Indians that are known for their unique breads, tortillas, beans and chiles and the exciting flavours that originally came from the South (Northern Mexico). A typical Southwestern dish would include Carne Asada, Pinto Beans, Fried Rice, Salsa and Tortillas and a typical Southwestern person will like hot and spicy! The favoured cocktail served with your meal will be a Margarita made with Tequila, orange Liqueur and Lime, Oh! So! Good! Yummy!!!

Lifestyle in the Southwestern U.S. also includes a relaxed atmosphere where people wear blue jeans, drive pickup trucks and wear Turquoise Jewelry. It is standard Southwestern style for men to wear tennis shoes, levi's, a nice tee shirt and a baseball cap and the women dress up a little more colorful then the men but generally, still casual. It the evenings, it is a different story, when you go out on the town you will see color and lots of it! Southwestern people love to party and they put on their cowboy boots, blue jeans, fancy shirt and their favourite Turquoise Jewelry for an evening of fun, dance and cheer!

The Southwestern United States has a special ora over it that stems from its colorful past. This is Cowboy and Indian Country and the spirit of the Southwest is exciting and as colorful as ever! There is nothing like seeing happy people living in harmony under the clear blue skies enjoying each day in a comfortable atmosphere.

Deep in the heart of the Southwest sets Durango, Colorado. Durango is a spectacular area with mountains, rivers, red earth and clear blue skies. People here enjoy bicycle riding, hiking, riding their Harley, four wheeling, river and mountain sports in the summer and winter, hunting, fishing the Southwestern good life. In every direction from Durango you will find great Southwestern adventures from the high Rocky Mountains to the red earth deserts of the Southwest. If you have not been to the Southwestern United States, Durango Colorado is a great place to land as your home base.

Durango Silver Company invites you to come and enjoy the Southwestern lifestyle! When you arrive, stop by our historic Trading Post for an inspiring introduction to the Southwest lifestyle and a perfect opportunity to find your key to the spirit of the Southwest - an authentic piece of Southwestern Jewelry or Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry. Durango Silver Company has been a landmark along the trail to Mesa Verde National Park and the Canyonlands country from the high Rocky Mountain peaks and valleys of this great Southwestern region for nearly forty years. We have mined and collected Turquoise for over forty years, we cut our own authentic Turquoise into gemstones and produce some of the highest quality Southwestern American Turquoise Jewelry in the Southwest.

In the event you cannot physically come to the Southwestern United States, check it out via the Internet and plan to come to our area someday soon. Visit our website to find a Spiritual piece of Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry that will surely bring pleasure to your life. Authentic Turquoise Jewelry will bring you good luck, health and happiness and it will inspire you to realize life is beautiful, and you can enjoy it by surrounding yourself in good.


Southwestern Jewelry by Durango Silver Company

Southwestern Necklace Southwestern

Above are two Turquoise and Gemstone Southwestern Necklaces - The Necklace on the left is what we call a Southwestern Treasure Necklace. You will see women wearing this type of Jewelry in the Southwest and especially in special times such as an evening event of dinner out. The Turquoise, Malachite and Gemstone Necklace on the right is a more subtle Southwestern piece and it too is something that you will see worn often in the Southwest. You can see more on these necklaces at their presentation pages - Southwestern Treasure Necklace, Turquoise Bead Necklace.

Morenci Turquoise Southwestern Ring Southwestern Mens Turquoise Ring

Above are a Southwestern styled two stone Women's Turquoise Ring with beautiful Morenci Turquoise from Arizona. This is a higher quality ladies Ring that you would see being worn by a stylish dressed lady. We would consider this a fancy ladies dinner Ring. The Mens Turquoise Ring on the right is a Southwestern styled classic with a fabulous Morenci Turquoise stone with iron pyrite matrix, a special piece produced by Durango Silver Company.

Southwestern Style Southwestern Green Earrings

On the left are a pair of Southwestern Earrings that are classic to the Southwest. These Turquoise Earrings give one a warm and vibrations image of how fun it is to live and or be in the Southwest, people enjoy being colorful and having a lot of fun in life in the Southwestern United States. The pair of green Turquoise Earrings on the right could be a nice addition to a classy western ensemble.

Southwestern Fashion The Colors of Southwestern Jewelry

Here are two remarkably beautiful pieces of Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry. These beautiful color's are common to be seen worn by women of the Southwest. This is a place where people are down to earth and seem to love and enjoy life at its best. Southwestern life style is special and we love to share it with others. We encourage you to visit the Southwest to see and feel Southwestern life for yourself.

If you come to Durango, visit our Trading Post and we will share our favourite places to go, things to see and what we enjoy here in the Southwest.


We hope you have enjoyed our presentation on Southwestern Life, our Southwestern Jewelry and have gained some useful knowledge from it. We invite you to learn more about Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry by following the links in our Learning Center to other informational pages that we have written on different topics related to Turquoise Jewelry. In addition, we would like to invite you to join our E-Mail Newsletter - about once every other month we send out a Newsletter to inform our members of what's happening with Durango Silver Company, new products, specials for our members and more. We also have a monthly drawing from our member base to give away free Turquoise Jewelry from our company. Please take a moment to become one of our friends by signing in below.