Native American Art - Native American Facts
Native American Art - Native American Facts Native American Jewelry Native American Art

Indian Village Home
native american art

Native American History
native american art

Native American Archives
native american art

Native American Museums
native american art

Native American Education
native american art

Native American Arts
Native American Art  breaker
Pottery | Basketry,
Textiles | Beadwork | Jewelry

American Turquoise
native american art
Information |Purchase

Buy Turquoise Jewelry
native american art

Our Favourite Links
native american art

Turquoise Info
Native American Art

Buy Native American Jewelry

Turquoise Mine List

Grades & Quality

Healing Beliefs

Physical Properties

Spiritual Beliefs


USGS History

General Information

-About Us-

native american art

Handmade Turquoise Jewelry made in Durango, CO USA

Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest began in the 1860's as the Spanish Conquistadors came to the Southwest in search of Silver,
Gold and Treasures. Navajo Blacksmiths were introduced to Silver, Silversmithing and making of Silver Turquoise Jewelry began in the great American West. Turquoise had been a used by the Navajo for hundreds of years prior to the advent of Silver for its Spiritual and Metaphysical values and when Turquoise Jewelry was produced, it was adopted into the culture of most all Native American Tribes throughout the Southwest quickly.

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
comes to Authentic Natural Turquoise set in Sterling Silver Jewelry from the American Southwest. Nowhere will you find more information on the importance of considering real, Natural Turquoise when you are thinking of Turquoise Jewelry. Durango Silver Company professes that Turquoise is more than a Cosmetic Gemstone, historically (over 7,500 years), Turquoise has been an important Spiritual Stone used for Metaphysical purposes. All cultures globally first worshiped Turquoise in its natural state (a rock), when Turquoise was made into adornments and Jewelry, it was a means for Kings, Queens, Pharaohs and individuals to wear this sacred stone to ward off evil and sickness and to promote good health, happiness and fortune.

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.

indian breaker

Authentic Turquoise Jewelry

Below are photo examples with descriptions of Turquoise Jewelry made with Natural American Turquoise provided by Durango Silver Company.

Natural Bisbee Turquoise Ring Natural Turquoise Ring

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.

Authentic Turquoise Ring Authentic Turquoise Ring

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.

Spiderweb Turquoise Ring Lime Turquoise Ring

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.

The Lime Turquoise Ring on the right is contemporary Turquoise Ring in a simplistic design with a bezel set stone on a hand stamped fan design ring shank. You can tell this is a contemporary Turquoise ring by the choice of Lime Turquoise as the stone, as lime green Turquoise is very popular in modern trends.

Inlay Turquoise Ring Ribbon Turquoise Ring

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.

Navajo Turquoise Bracelet Natural Turquoise Bracelet

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.

Inlay Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet Zuni Indian Inlay Turquoise Bracelet

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.

Lime Turquoise Bracelet Turquoise Row Bracelet

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.

White Turquoise Bracelet Ribbon Turquoise Bracelet

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.

Blue Turquoise Pendant Green Turquoise Pendant

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.

Lime Turquoise Pendant Natural Turquoise Pendant

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.

Turquoise Nugget Earrings Turquoise Bead Earrings

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.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings Turquoise Dangle Earrings

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.

Turquoise and Sugilite Earrings Green Turquoise Earrings

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.

Native American Jewelry Breaker

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

Contact Dillon Hartman at:


Native American Jewelry Brk

Home | Go Shopping | Historical Information | Indian Arts | Turquoise Information | About Us