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Turquoise Jewelry Company Goes Global

Durango Silver Company has been working in the global marketplace since the 1990′s when they worked with the Marsay Company of  Tokyo. Ultimately Durango Silver Company re-tooled his company to produce 23,000 pieces of American Turquoise Jewelry items to applied onto Sterling Silver Zippo lighter cases. It was a big hit and Durango Silver Company went on to produce nearly a half million Sterling Silver and Turquoise pieces for export to Tokyo, Japan.

More recently, Durango Silver Company has been shipping Silver and Turquoise Jewelry to many corners of the world and have found global trade to be much easier these days as many of the shipping companies such as UPS, Fedex and their favorite shipper the U.S. Postal Service has made great strides in global shipping and insurance.

Durango Silver Company is now partnering with a company in Malta to unveil their new global website for the European community at Our company is in a R & D process to develop a new inovative style of Sterling Silver Jewelry that can accomidate any type of gemstone that is called for by a particular demographic.

Durango Silver Company is also looking at other prospects in the global marketplace for their authentic American made products which are in great demand. As economics become tighter we may have to dig deeper, says John Hartman (CEO,) whatever it takes, we are Americans and we are some of the most creative minded people on earth!

Keep your eyes peeled… Durango Silver Company always has new things in the works!

Heal Yourself With A Turquoise Bead Necklace

Accessorize your attire by wearing a neatly beaded Turquoise necklace which sends out hints of mystery, charm and spirituality. Some Native Americans referred to Turquoise as a piece of a sky, suggesting the calm and stormy skies. The stone intrinsically reflects similar moods of tranquility and uproar with its shades of blue and green.

Turquoise is perceived to be Mystical or Healing because many cultures believe that it has:

  • Healing powers 
    Bead Necklace with American Turquoise beads Turquoise Bead Necklace with American Turquoise by Nattarika Hartman
  • Protective powers
  • Restorative powers

Folklores also suggest that Turquoise changes colors if a person wearing it was in danger or had been unfaithful in love. The stone can thereby not be reduced to being a simple fashion accessory but one that has influenced and shaped cultures in the past.

Turquoise is generally known as the birth stone of December and is opaque or solid. Turquoise bands look chic when worn as chokers or neckbands. Turquoise necklaces are comfortable to wear almost in any season but go well in summers when worn as a casual accessory. Sometimes turquoise necklaces can be worn with other jewelries as well to suit a formal occasion.

It is believed that the turquoise necklaces made from Iran or Persian turquoise are generally more expensive. However, there are varieties which can be purchased at affordable prices as those available in Mexico, Egypt or America. Popular celebrities and socialites like Nicky Hilton and Lari White have been spotted flaunting turquoise necklaces. So get one for yourself not for its beauty alone but for the value it holds in shaping so many lives.

So, when you are in need of  a little good luck, protection or spiritual healing, give Turquoise beaded jewelry a chance.

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2011 Colors Of The Year are Orange and Turquoise!

The colors of spring 2011! 

First let me tell you how I determine what is hot:

1) The product, used by more than one famous personage. This is the famous concept of the world, country, city or village where well-known personalities that may need to understand the fine points.

2) If more than one brand, the collections of embroidered with similar themes. This theme, color or a dress may have something similar in the trend-ney, he is a common issue!

Contemporary Inlay Earrings with Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Shell by Durango Silver Co.

This Years Colors are Orange and Turquoise!  This can be seen from many Designers including but not limited to:

Prada, Prabal Gurung, Missoni, Mario Schwab, Marc Jacobs, Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Giambattista Valli, Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Durango Silver Co., Nike and David Yurman

Take a look at these wonderful Inlaid Turquoise and Orange Spiny Oyster dangle earrings from Durango Silver Co.  You can get a real feel for how great Orange and Turquoise look together.  The orange color is created by the bright Spiny Oyster Shell inlays and the Turquoise color is created by natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise inlays.  These Sterling Silver earrings are simply gorgeous!

You can look at all the beautiful jewelry in different colors from Durango Silver Company at their website

Below are two different outfits in Turquoise and Orange from a recent fashion show by Gucci.

Turquoise and Orange outfit showing 2011 color choices

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Turquoise Mining in America

Turquoise MiningWill Turquoise Mines reopen in the U.S.?

Turquoise Mining in the United States has nearly come to a halt. Due to new government mining restrictions and the cost of mining in the United States, most of the Turquoise Mines have been closed. There are only two Turquoise Mines that are actually producing Turquoise for the market and they are the Kingman Turquoise Mine and the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Mine. Although the Royston Turquoise Mine is still active, they are not producing worthwhile quantities for the marketplace as they are hosting mining tours, and doing well at that!

The cost of mining Turquoise as well as any other materials out of the ground in the United States has become very expensive and the red tape involved with the federal government is getting more and more difficult every year. The bad economy also has a factor in the mining of Turquoise. In this recessionary period, people are spending less money and Jewelry of all sorts is not immune to these hard time in the economy.

As a result, American Turquoise is becoming rare and high grade American Turquoise is almost becoming extinct as there is only a small percentage of quality Turquoise of the Turquoise that comes out of the ground. Low end Turquoise or Chalk Turquoise used in costume or fashion Jewelry is not a problem as Mexico and China are still producing a lot of this type of material. It is very important to watch what China is doing as they have been producing fake Turquoise and this is not a good thing for the future of the Turquoise Market.


Turquoise – The December Birthstone

Tantalizing Turquoise  —  don’t you love it? 

Stormy Mountain Turquoise PendantMost people do not know that Turquoise is one of the official birth stones for the month of December.  Turquoise is the modern December birthstone and the accepted gem for the fifth and eleventh wedding anniversaries.
Brought to Europe from  Eastern Mediterranean traders ( known as Turks) many many years ago, Turquoise has been used as a valuable ornament for ages.  Turquoise was one of the first gemstones known to man and was used by Egyptions thousands of years ago.   
Its lovely range of color varies from green and greenish blue to sky blue shades.   Turquoise folklore claims it will attract money, success and love.  In addition to relaxing the mind and easing mental tension, it is believed to offer protection, healing, courage and friendship. 

Shouldn’t everyone have at least one Turquoise jewelry item?

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We will be introducing an exciting Turquoise Information sharing program that will provide people interested in Turquoise many different prospectives on Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry. We are excited to work with as many businesses and individuals that are actively in the Turquoise business.

Turquoise Bracelets – The perfect fashion accessory

Turquoise bracelets on Sarah Jessica ParkerThroughout the ages one of the most popular fashions in jewelry and personal adornments has been the Turquoise bracelet. The first people to wear the Turquoise Bracelet were the egyptians. Today Turquoise bracelets can be seen adorning peoples from every race, creed, color and social class.

Without a doubt, bracelets are one of the oldest forms of turquoise jewelry, adorning the wrists of both the wealthy and royalty since ancient Egyptian times. Worn to beautify the wrists and arms of their wearer, turquoise bracelets are both simple and versatile, making them a popular jewelry accessory in all eras.Turquoise Jewelry on Eva Mendez

Lately Turquoise Bracelets have been showing up on all the celebs.  Turquoise can be seen on John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steven Tyler, J.Lo, Robin Roberts from GMA, and many many more stars.  Lately it seems like there is not a celebrity that does not have  Turquoise Jewelry in their collection.

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Celebrities Love Turquoise Earrings

Paris Hilton Lucy Liu and Kate Blanchet wearing Turquoise EarringsYou will notice in many news programs, reality tv shows, movies, and celebrity get togethers that many of the big time celebs are addicted to Turquoise.  In the photo above you can see Kate Blanchet wearing Turquoise earrings, Paris Hilton in Turquoise bead earrings, Lucy Liu in Turquoise earrings.

Turquoise looks wonderful on light skin and dark skin alike.  When you are watching TV take notice of all the celebs with Turquoise!

Persian Turquoise, Jewel of the Orient

Persian Turquoise CabochonFor at least 5,000 years, the region once known as Persia, has remained the most important source of Turquoise. It’s sky-blue turquoise has always been a magnet for beauty seekers throughout history.  Persian Turquoise has been used in gold and silver jewelry since the Egyptian times.  Archeological excavations have yielded Persian turquoise in ancient graves in Turkistan and throughout the Caucasus dating back to the first to third century BC. Persian Turquoise once replaced the crown jewel in the Queen of England’s crown!

Today Persian Turquoise is hard to come by.  Most of the time people try to sell Persian Turquoise, it is not real and should not be trusted.  Today’s Persian Turquoise Information is very limited as oppossed to history on this famous Turquoise.

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Chinese Turquoise Mines Closed

Chinese Turquoise Mines ClosedChinese Turquoise Moratorium

The word is out that the Chinese government has put a mandatory moratorium on Turquoise mining in China for a minimum of three years and most likely five.

The Chinese are not happy with the low values on their Turquoise for the amount of destruction the mining is doing to the hills and mountains it is mined in. There has also been a lot of loss of lives in and around the mines which is also disturbing to the government.

This will, no doubt, have a major impact on the Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry market worldwide as Chinese Turquoise has been used for about 75% of the Jewelry being made worldwide.

This will not alter the escalation of fake Turquoise being produced in China, and most likely it will increase as the fashion industry is using more and more of it in their cheap Turquoise Jewelry for the low-end markets. China has now gone beyond using Howlite to make their fake Turquoise, they are now just using cement, dyeing it the color in demand and pouring it into moulds of the shapes they desire.

It will be interesting to see what China produces for the fashion industry next!