Learn about Bisbee Turquoise Rings
Bisbee Turquoise Rings are some of the most highly collected, as well as some of the most valuable, Turquoise Rings in the world! Bisbee Turquoise is known to be the most beautiful Turquoise that has ever come out of the ground in North America and possibly the world. There has been basically no Turquoise coming out of the Bisbee Turquoise Mine since 1978 so it has become very scarce. We have created this informational and educational page for your knowledge on this wonderful American heritage.
Gold Bisbee Turquoise Rings
Durango Silver Company has been in the business of producing Silver and Gold Turquoise Jewelry for over forty years. We are the proprietors of one of the largest collections of Bisbee Turquoise in the world, we cut all of the stones we use in Jewelry and select the finest of what we cut. Gold Bisbee Turquoise Rings are our pride and we believe we produce some of the best Bisbee Turquoise Rings in Gold coming out of the American Southwest today.
Here are three high quality Bisbee Turquoise Rings - Notice the exceptional blue Turquoise stones and also notice the brown colored matrix which is the host rock the Turquoise grows in. The Bisbee Ring on the left is a woman's Ring, it has a beautiful rich sky blue colored gemstone with chocolate brown colored matrix. The Center Ring is an example of an exceptional Bisbee Turquoise Ring in a freeform gold setting created by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company - Durango, Colorado USA. Above and to the right is another ladies Bisbee Turquoise Ring in 14ky gold. Notice how the matrix in this stone has a smoky appearance? This is called Smoky Bisbee Turquoise and many people collect this. All three of these Bisbee Turquoise Rings have rich deep blue that is very desirable by individuals that collect Bisbee Turquoise, the deep rich blue with red spiderwebbing matrix like the center stone is very rare and due to that it is valuable.
Above are two beautiful Bisbee Turquoise Rings created by John Hartman in 14ky Gold with highgrade Bisbee Turquoise. Both of these Rings are one-of-a-kind and of high quality craftsmanship, they were hand carved in Jewelers wax and the lost wax method was used to cast them in gold. They are very unique, John produces many Bisbee Turquoise Rings to be sold by Durango Silver Company exclusively. The Bisbee Ring on the left can be seen on its presentation page with additional photo as well as descriptive text.
Above and to the left is a Bisbee Turquoise Men's Ring created in 14ky Gold by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. We call this a saddle ring as John made the Ring Band completely circular and then the ring top was fitted to the band. This is a very comfortable Men's Band Ring that easy to wear and with the low profile stone setting it is one of our most popular rings. We make this men's ring in gold and in silver.
To the right is an exceptional Bisbee Turquoise Men's Gold Ring in a lost wax style setting created by John Hartman. John's lost wax work is outstanding and it is certain you will not ever see another Men's Ring like this one, as it is a one-os-a-kind! This Men's Bisbee Gold Ring features a fabulous rich blue Bisbee Turquoise picture stone in a marvelous Gold setting that includes Colorado Gold Nuggets inlaid into the valleys of the setting.
Silver Bisbee Turquoise Rings
Silver Bisbee Turquoise Rings is also a specialty of Durango Silver Company. We always have a good selection on hand and we make a lot of Bisbee Turquoise Men's Rings that are hard to find elsewhere. Below is a few photos of the Bisbee Turquoise Rings in Silver that we have made. We have Native American Indian Bisbee Rings as well as Native American Bisbee Rings that we make here in Durango Colorado USA - all of our Turquoise Jewelry is made in the USA!
Above and to the left is a unique Bisbee Ring that we make here at Durango Silver Company. It features a marquee shaped stone with unique Silver or Gold work. This is a ring that you should look at closer if you like a marquee shaped stone in a Turquoise Ring.
To the right is Bisbee Turquoise Men's Ring that features an outstanding highgrade Bisbee Turquoise Gemstone. This Bisbee Ring has a spectacular stone with lots of color and variations - we call this a picture stone. The stone has a simplistic setting with a filed bezel and cable design, the Ring shank is unusual as it is a stamped, chased and filed sunburst design.
Above are two unique and one of a kind Silver Rings with Bisbee Turquoise gemstones. These Bisbee Turquoise Rings were produced by Durango Silver Company, the Bisbee Turquoise Gemstones were hand cut by Dillon Hartman and the Silver work was done by John Hartman. The Bisbee Ring on the left is a gentleman's Bisbee Blue Turquoise Ring with an spectacular Bisbee Turquoise stone. The two stone Victorian style Ring to the right has a beautiful Bisbee Turquoise stone and a purple Sugilite gemstone which really sets this ring off well. The design is by John Hartman and is one of his new Victorian styled rings.
Above and to the left is a classic Durango Silver Company Ring that was designed by John Hartman and are made by Native American Artisans. This Ring features a beautiful Bisbee Turquoise Gemstone that is bezel set, it sits on a beautifully hand stamped ring shank.
Above and to the right is another Bisbee Turquoise ring produced by Durango Silver Company. This lovely handmade ring has a Bisbee Turquoise Picture stone, if you look close you will see a ghost image.
Above and to the left is a unusual Silver Ring Band accented with a Bisbee Turquoise Gemstone and produced by Durango Silver Company. Take a look at this Bisbee Turquoise Ring Band as it has unusual rock art designs from the Mesa Verde Indian Petroglyth's. This is a unique ring as the design was created by pounding the Silver into a sandstone rock - a natural looking Silver Ring Band that is most attractive.
The Bisbee Turquoise Ring on the right features a deep blue smoky Bisbee Turquoise Gemstone that was set in a unique lost wax style, (old world style,) setting by Crystal Hartman of Durango, Colorado. Crystal is John Hartman's daughter, she is creating some very beautiful Jewelry and often sets Bisbee Turquoise in her work for Durango Silver Company. Take a look at our story on Crystal Hartman.
Above and to the left is an unusual Bisbee Turquoise Men's Ring due to the cut of the stone. At the time that John cut this gemstone, Boulder or Ribbon Turquoise was very popular with the American public, John cut this stone to be a boulder cut. This was a vein of Turquoise that ran through the host rock and instead of cutting it out John made a cross cut which resulted in this unusual gemstone. To collectors of boulder or ribbon Turquoise, this is a very collectible piece of Bisbee Turquoise. This is a Bisbee Boulder Turquoise Men's Ring, you can see other photos of this Ring on it presentation page.
To the right is a beautiful design style from earlier years of Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry, a classic style that will prove to be timeless. This is one of the ring styles John created in the 1970's for the Fred Harvey Company at the Grand Canyon. Durango Silver Company still makes this style of Turquoise Ring today and it is more popular that ever. This particular ring features a beautiful Bisbee Turquoise Gemstone.
We have created a Bisbee Turquoise Video that you will enjoy if you like Bisbee Turquoise and Bisbee Turquoise Jewelry, check it out!
Bisbee Turquoise inlaid into Jewelry
Above and to the left is a Silver Band Ring created by Dillon Hartman, John's son. This was made by using a Jewelers saw to cut out rectangular channels. Next, Dillon overlayed the top Silver sheet to another plate which became the inside of the ring. It was then filed, sanded and finished to become the beautiful Ring Band that it became. He took a mould of the piece so we could make several pieces and then inlaid Turquoise into the channels by hand cutting each individual piece and using high tech epoxy to secure the inlays into the Ring Band. Now, Ring Band was finished to perfection! This particular one is inlaid with Bisbee Turquoise.
The inlaid Bisbee Turquoise Ring Band was made in the same manor as the one above. Dillon cut graduated oval Bisbee Turquoise Gemstones to fit in each cutaway. We have and make many different types of Jewelry items and inlay them with our Bisbee Turquoise. If you like Turquoise Inlay, follow us and you will find some great Inlaid Bisbee Turquoise Jewelry from our company.
Quality Bisbee Turquoise Rings are not common, however, Bisbee Turquoise Rings by Durango Silver Company have authentic high grade Bisbee Turquoise gemstones. There is a fair amount of medium to low grade Bisbee Turquoise that has surfaced from old minors collections and other. High grade Bisbee Turquoise is a rarity and fine gemstone specimens like this one below, and the others on this page, are rarely seen available.
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We hope you have enjoyed our presentation on Bisbee Turquoise Rings and you will think of Durango Silver Company when considering your next Turquoise Jewelry purchase.