Turquoise Jewelry from the American
Southwest began in the 1860's as the Spanish Conquistadors came to the
Southwest in search of Silver,
Today, Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest has endured the test of time and is known globally as being the most important and valuable Silver Turquoise Jewelry being made in the world. There is good reason for this, the American Southwest is nearly the only location left on earth where you can find Authentic Turquoise Jewelry being made with real, Natural Turquoise. If you are interested in Silver Turquoise Jewelry for more then cosmetic reasons, Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry is where to begin your quest.
Authentic Turquoise Jewelry can be
found throughout the American Southwest, however, one company stands
above the crowd when it
We encourage you to visit the Durango Silver Company Website is you are interested in Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry for an unusual prospective in today's competitive and consumer based market. The importance of Authentic and Natural Turquoise in handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry from the American Southwest has never been more important to our society as it is today.
Authentic Turquoise Jewelry
Below are photo examples with descriptions of Turquoise Jewelry made with Natural American Turquoise provided by Durango Silver Company.
Bisbee Turquoise Ring - The Lost Wax style Gold Ring above was made by applying layer after layer of molten wax around the Turquoise Stone to create the beautiful design which is unique to each piece. This ring has a Natural Bisbee Turquoise Stone and is accented with Gold Nuggets from Colorado. Bisbee Turquoise is known to be some of the most beautiful and mineral rich Turquoise that ever came out of the ground in America. The Mine has been out of production since the mid-1970's.
To the left - A Sterling Silver Women's Ring handcrafted with a Bisbee Turquoise Stone. This deep blue Turquoise with chocolate matrix stone is an good example of high grade Bisbee Turquoise.
To the right - A gorgeous Turquoise Stone from the Turquoise Mountain Mine from Kingman, Arizona is surrounded in a simple design in Sterling Silver.
The Turquoise Mens Ring on the left was made in
14ky Gold and has a Blue Wind Turquoise Stone.
Blue Wind Turquoise is from Lander Co, Nevada, it has been out of
production since the early 70's. As in Lander Blue Turquoise, Blue
Wind did not produce a large amount of Turquoise but what it did
was extremely high quality Spiderweb Turquoise.
To the left is a Turquoise Inlay Ring made by Dillon Hartman of Durango, Colorado. The Silver band was made with recessed channels and then Dillon Inlaid Bisbee Turquoise into the Channels. The Ring on the right was made by John Hartman of Durango with a Ribbon Turquoise Stone. This Ribbon Turquoise is from the Royston Turquoise Mine located near Tonopah, Nevada. The setting is a classic Southwestern Style that is attractive on a man or woman.
Here are two beautiful Turquoise Bracelets both made with beautiful Natural American Turquoise from Nevada, USA. The Navajo handcrafted Turquoise Bracelet on the left was made with a blue Manassa Turquoise Stone and the Bracelet frame is classic Navajo style with extensive stamp work. Manassa Turquoise is from Colorado. The Bracelet on the right was made by John Hartman of Durango Silver and was made in the lost wax style, very unusual with a Blue Gem Turquoise Stone from Nevada and accented by two Sugilite Stones.
Here are two Turquoise Inlay Bracelets - The Inlay Turquoise Bracelet on the left was inlaid with Bisbee Turquoise by Dillon Hartman and the Inlay Bracelet on the right was Zuni Indian handcrafted with Inlaid Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl and Jet. Both Inlay Bracelet are classic Southwestern styled Turquoise Jewelry the Southwest is well known for.
The Lime Turquoise Bracelet on the left was made by John Hartman of Durango Silver. John is known for his Victorian style of silver work. It has a vintage appearance with high relief carved scrolls and filigree work. The Turquoise Bracelet on the right is called a Turquoise Row Bracelet. Row Bracelets have long been a standard design produced in the Southwest. This particular Turquoise Row Bracelet was made with Fox Turquoise from Nevada.
To the left - A Southwestern style White Turquoise Bracelet. Made in a classic style exquisite Silver work highlighting the White Buffalo Turquoise Stone which is from Nevada.
To the right - The Turquoise Bracelet on the right features a Ribbon Turquoise Stone from the Pilot Mountain Turquoise Mine near Tonopah, Nevada. It is made in a simplistic Silver design which is easy to wear with any dress style.
To the left - Is a beautiful Blue Turquoise Pendant set in a Southwestern Style. The Turquoise is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine of Kingman, Arizona.
To the right - The Navajo made Turquoise Pendant on the right has a beautiful Royston Turquoise Gemstone from Tonopah, Nevada. It has unique filigree wire designs and is a one of a kind.
Here are two beautiful Turquoise Pendants produced by Durango Silver Co of Durango, Colorado. The Turquoise and Sugilite Pendant on the left was made in a Victorian Design by John Hartman and the Pendant on the right was made by Crystal Hartman of Durango. This Turquoise Pendant has a Damale Turquoise Stone set in a Lost Wax design. The Hartman family are all artists and have bee making Jewelry in the Southwest for nearly forty years. They own Durango Silver Company and produce Turquoise Jewelry from multiple Navajo, Zuni and contemporary Southwestern Artists.
Above are two pair of Beaded Turquoise Earrings made by Nattarika Hartman of Durango. The pair on the left were made in Sterling Silver with high grade Spiderweb Turquoise Nuggets from Tibet. The pair Beaded Turquoise Earrings on the right were made with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise roundel beads.
These two pair of Turquoise Earrings were Navajo Handcrafted in a cluster pattern which the Navajo are famous for. The pair on the left features all Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Stones while the pair on the right has Turquoise, Gaspeite, Coral and Onyx.
Here are two pair of bezel set Turquoise Earrings produced by Durango Silver Co. The pair on the left features Turquoise Mountain Turquoise Stones from the Turquoise Mountain Mine in Kingman, Arizona. They are of a simplistic style highlighting the Gemstones which is a popular design today. The pair on the right were made with Green Turquoise from Nevada and Sugilite Stones. They were made in 14ky Gold in a Southwestern Style.
We hope you have enjoyed our presentation 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.
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