Turquoise Beads have been made in the Southwestern regions of North American for more than 2000 years. Turquoise Beads dating back to 200 B.C. have been found from the Hohokam Indian excavations which are located in Arizona. Turquoise Beads from the Chaco Culture date back prior to 900 A.D. and other pre-historic Turquoise Beads have been found at Cerrillos and the Burro Mountains of N.M., the Morenci and Kingman regions in Az and the Conejos region of Colorado. Read more on the history of Turquoise beads below.
The Hartman’s of Durango Silver Company have collected Turquoise and Turquoise beads for over forty years. A Turquoise Bead Necklace from our company is more than just a piece of costume Jewelry. We have been trading in Turquoise Beads for nearly 40 years and because of our close association with Native American Indians, we realize Turquoise Beads are spiritual and have metaphysical powers. For this reason, it is important to us that we only use real Turquoise and we prefer to use the highest quality possible.
In the spirit of the Southwest, we make finished Turquoise Bead Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings and other Jewelry items made with authentic Turquoise Beads. We often mix the Turquoise Beads with other Gemstone Beads to create unique and colorful beaded Jewelry designs that have a total look of their own. We make many of our own Sterling Silver findings that we incorporate into our Turquoise Bead Necklaces as well as other Beaded Jewelry items we make.
This is a beautiful five strand multi-colored Treasure Necklace made by Nattarika Hartman of Durango Silver Company. It was made with Turquoise, Malachite, Sugilite, Gaspeite, Lapis, Spiny Oyster and other natural gemstone beads. This broad array of colors create a stunning look when worn. Nattarika makes a multitude of Turquoise Bead Earrings as well as multi-colored Gemstone Bead Earrings to match the Beaded Necklaces she creates. Our customers often have Nattarika make several different styles of earrings to match their necklace sets that she creates as many different ensembles can be accomplished by doing so.
Here is another Treasure Necklace made by Nattarika. Notice the different shapes and colors of the beads which create a completely different look. The chunky or nugget beads give a necklace natural and freeform look that takes on a bold appearance when worn. The use of Spiny Oyster and Red Coral is complemented by the Turquoise Beads, a slight accent of Lime Green Turquoise Beads and Lapis Beads gives this Beaded Necklace a very colorful and Southwestern look.
This two strand Turquoise Bead Necklace made by Nattarika consists of natural Nevada Green Turquoise Beads. We have several Turquoise Mines in Nevada and many of the Turquoise beads that we use come from the material that we have mined ourselves. This necklace is made with natural Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Shell beads which creates a unique look of its own. Notice; each bead is unique to itself, there is different coloration and matrix to most every Turquoise rock from Nevada which makes Nevada Turquoise extraordinary and collectible on its own merits. Nattarika will be happy to make you your own necklace made in the length of your choosing as well as the gemstone combination of your preference, we have many styles and combinations for you to look at in our portfolio and if you have a photo of one that you like, she can usually match it pretty well.
This is a three strand Tortoise Turquoise Necklace made by Nattarika. It is made with eight millimeter Turquoise beads that have a lot of natural matrix host rock that the Tortoise Turquoise is found in. Many people love this look as it has a natural and warm appearance when worn. We own and mine Tortoise Turquoise ourselves and have the beads made for us in different sizes and shapes to create Jewelry in many different styles. Tortoise Turquoise comes from Nevada and usually has green hues from a light mint green to a bold emerald green, the host rock/matrix runs from a black Churt/Manganese to a multiple colors of brown, light to dark. These particular beads are called "Boulder or Ribbon Turquoise".
This is a beautiful solid blue Turquoise Bead Necklace made with ten millimeter roundel cut beads. A roundel cut is like a saucer, it is round with semi-flat sides. This blue Turquoise is from the Blue Gem Mine located in Nevada. Sky blue Turquoise has always been popular worldwide and clear blue Turquoise beads come in many shapes and sizes. The roundel cut beads have a beautiful and sleek look of quality and are easily worn with any attire.
Above is a Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Necklace set made with four and eight millimeter Roundel Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Beads. The two different size of roundel beads strung in unison create a beautiful look and are easily worn with most any attire. The Turquoise Bead Necklace can be worn on its own daily as a splash of color and/or add the earrings for a more formal of dressy look. Turquoise Beads fit it in for any occasion or can also be used in your daily attire, it is very acceptable in all cultures, worldwide!
Above is a big bold and beautiful solid Turquoise Bead Necklace made with Turquoise Nuggets strung on round rolled Turquoise Beads. A big Turquoise Beaded Necklace like this will make a big impression and turn some heads whenever you wear it and to where ever you go. This necklace was made with Kingman Arizona Turquoise and Pilot Mountain Turquoise to give it a really different look. You can see Turquoise Bead Necklaces like this and others at Durango Silver Online.
Chunky Three Strand Kingman Turquoise And Black Spider Web Tibetan Turquoise Tab Necklace by Nattarika Hartman. This necklace has two strands of beautiful medium sky blue Kingman Turquoise nuggets. These strands are intermingled with a strand of black Spider Web Tibetan Turquoise hand cut roundels and tabs. This unique necklace is strung on beadalon wire and is finished off with handmade sterling silver filigree cones and hook and eye clasp. Artisan handmade in Durango, Colorado USA and has a sterling silver tag with the artist's signature.
Santo Domingo Graduate Roundel Jet and Turquoise Mountain Turquoise Bead Necklace. These wonderful beads are light weight yet have a bold look. The beautiful Natural Jet has a neat shiny satin finish that is contrast with highly polished Turquoise Mtn. Turquoise beads. Jet is a beautiful hard volcanic stone that the Native American Indians of the Southwest have been using for hundreds of years. It is found in New Mexico and other places in the Southwestern States.
AAA natural red web Tortoise Turquoise, Garnet and Sugilite pendant on vintage handmade sterling silve, Black Onyx and Sugilite beads. This is a stunning necklace by John Hartman, bead work by Nattarika Hartman. Signed. Red web Tortoise Turquoise is very rare!! We make a lot of beautiful Silver pieces specifically to string on beads, check them out on our online store.