Posts Tagged: American Turquoise

New Age in Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry

American Turquoise Jewelry can compete in global trade

The United States economy has slowed dramatically despite what government reports and president Obama claims. We must realize they do need to be optimistic or we would be in a hell of a state. As we have passed the 15,000,000,000,000.00 point we can no longer even pay the interest on the money we have borrowed from the world and soon we will lose possession of the world bank. There is no doubt, we are in a very serious situation that has some very interesting implications – the U.S. is the peace keepers of the world and what will the world do with out the U.S. to come to their rescue? Anyway, as individual Americans we must now be aggressive for ourselves and start reaching out to find our own way to stay afloat in these trying times that are upon us now and the uncertainty of tomorrow.

Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry is popular in many parts of the world, did you know it was first discovered over 7,000 years ago in Egypt? There are examples of Turquoise Jewelry are on display in the Cairo Museum that have been carbon dated back to 5500 B.C. People in many areas of the world have worn Turquoise for thousands of years and still love it as much as they alway have.

Different cultures around the world do not adorn themselves as lavishly as Americans and Tibetans do, however, there is a great market out there for American Turquoise and American Turquoise Jewelry as American Turquoise is some of the finest in the world and the world loves American Turquoise.

As the American market has slowed down and consumers are hanging on tight to their wallets, other economies around the globe are doing quite well and business is as usual. The time is upon us to look to the world and find new places to sell our goods. We must re-evaluate what type of Jewelry will be appropriate to market than design and develop new Jewelry styles that will fit into their lifestyles.

It would be intelligent for American business to take control of their own destiny and seek the way for the future well-being of their own businesses. It would not be intelligent to sit back and watch your business fall deeper and deeper into debt and disaster. Lets get busy and market ourselves to the world!

John Hartman
Durango Silver Company

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.