Turquoise is a complex gemstone as there were many variables in its creation that gave it the ultimate qualities it possesses today. Turquoise is a sedimentary gemstone that is formed by moisture seeping though soil that contains copper, aluminum sulfites and iron mineralization - a solution of these minerals flows downward and pools in hard rockck cracks and/or voids in the earth below to form a conglomerate. Turquoise forms in very few areas of the world, the different percentages of minerals, the climate of the region and variations in its formation determine the coloration and unique characteristics of each Turquoise deposit. There are definite regions of the world that produce higher quality of Turquoise than others and the southwest region of the United States is known for producing some of the finest Turquoise on earth including the rare and highly coveted Green Spiderweb Turquoise.
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Most American Turquoise that has spiderwebing comes from Nevada, however, it is found in Arizona and Colorado Turquoise as well. Spiderweb Turquoise Jewelry is considered to be some of the most valuable Jewelry made in the Southwest by collectors and Turquoise Connoisseurs.
If you like or collect Turquoise Jewelry, we have created this page for your consideration. Spiderweb Turquoise Jewelry is a rarity and can be found for sale along with other Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry, sometimes at a great bargain. Spider webbed Matrix is rare in Turquoise and especially American Turquoise! If you train your eyes to see fine quality Spiderweb Turquoise Jewelry, it can be a wonderful investment for you.
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This is an information page on Turquoise Cabochons by Durango Silver Company, located in Durango, Colorado USA. We have been Turquoise Miners, Collectors and Turquoise Cabochon Cutters for over forty years. This page has some good photos, information and links to other pages directly related to this subject. The photo above is a 156 carat Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon that has red iron spiderwebbing running through pools of rich Bisbee Blue Turquoise. This is a very rare gemstone due to the red webbing as well as the massive size of the cabochon. Turquoise of this quality is very rarely seen and quite valuable, we are always in the market for high-gradeBisbee Turquoise as well as all other rich blue Arizona Turquoise, rough or cut. You can read more about Bisbee Turquoise on our Bisbee Turquoise website - Bisbee Turquoise. I cut this stone over a year ago and am still memorized every time I look at it! - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/turquoise-cabochons.html#sthash.9WENAJnt.dpuf
Candelaria Turquoise has become one of the most collectible and desireable Turquoise in the world in recent years. Recent years have produced outstanding material from dumpers who have snuck into the closed Candelaria pit. The Candelaria mine(s) are claims located in the large Candelaria Open Pit Copper, Silver, and Gold Mine. The large ore company used to lease out the claims to a few companies infrequently. The finest Turquoise is now located in a part of the mine so difficult, that it is almost unattainable. The Candelaria Turquoise is a good quality stone of high blue color with an intermittent black or brown, non-webbed matrix in general. The high-grade Candelaria is a translucent dark blue with a reddish brown spider web matrix. It is a hard, attractive stone. The Candelaria Hills also produce some of the most attractive Varascite, which comes in a wide spectrum of colors. The Candelaria mine has a rich history going back to the middle 1800s.. This is a very hard stone, high silica content. This mine produces some of the most unusual and beautiful stone patterns, no two stones are ever alike. Candelaria Turquoise is very valuable because it is not frequently available and the mine has been closed for many years. It is not certain any Turquoise will come from the mine again. - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/candelaria-turquoise.html#sthash.DpyDZBK3.dpuf
Long Sterling Silver Trapezoid Gaspeite Inlay Earrings
Here are some really modern Sterling Silver American Indian drop earrings. Sleek and chic, Long Trapezoid Gaspeite Inlay Earrings by Native American artist Stanley Manygoats. These classy drop or dangle earrings feature eight hand cut stones inlaid into each side of the earrings, which are separated by sterling silver. This stone inlay features two larger inlays of lime green Gaspeite, 2 larger of natural Black Onyx, one Fire Opal, and 1 small inlay of natural orange Spiny Oyster Shell. These Sterling Silver dangle or drop earrings have a modern trapezoid shape. These Long Trapezoid Gaspeite Inlay Earrings are very light weight and easy to wear. Add these American Indian Inlay Dangle Earrings to your silver jewelry collection today! Native American artisan handmade in America, these drop style Inlay Earrings are is hallmarked “S. ManyGoats”. - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/long_trapezoid_gaspeite_inlay_earrings_7500_prd1.htm#sthash.Q6kwEKct.dpuf
Since the dawn of time human beings have handmade crafts of all kinds including jewelry and other bodily adornments. Up until the Industrial Revolution in the United States, all jewelry was handmade. During the Industrial Revolution, machines were developed to help humans manufacture and mass produce many things. Manufactured jewelry is now the most common and available form of jewelry on the market. Through the years and technological advancements, handmade jewelry has become a rare and cherished art. Handmade Turquoise Jewelry is no exception. Because of this, there is a large group of studied collectors seeking out handmade silver jewelry -Gemstone Silver Jewelry and Handmade Turquoise Jewelry. Here at Durango Silver Company we focus on creating for these individuals, whether collectors, or people new to Turquoise Jewelry, we cater to jewelry lovers looking for something truly unique, high-quality, with real gemstones, and that is handmade. - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/handmade-turquoise-jewelry.html#sthash.njWmbfAE.dpuf
Turquoise is one of the first Gemstones known to man and Turquoise Jewelry has been carbon dated back to 5,500 B.C during the Egyptian times. Turquoise Jewelry is worn by people around the world and it is made worldwide, as well. This composition of web pages is creditable authentic information for you to learn more about many aspects of Turquoise Jewelry – We have organized these pages to enable you to read and see photos of the Turquoise Jewelry subjects you are most interested in. Follow the links to find additional information related to the information you are most curious about. - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/turquoise-jewelry.html#sthash.2pUNt8eL.dpuf
A quality Turquoise Ring is a special, beautiful and valuable piece of Jewelry. A Turquoise Ring from Durango Silver Company is an American heritage, hand crafted piece of Jewelry art, it is made in the USA and you, as well as your descendants, will love and cherish it forever. Below are some photo examples of our Turquoise Rings along with descriptions of each Ring.
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Turquoise Gold Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of jewelry on earth. The early Egyptians and other ancient cultures made a large share of their jewelry from Turquoise and Gold. Turquoise was one of the first stones known to man kind and used in personal adornment. Examples of this Vintage Turquoise Jewelry can be seen in the Cairo Museum, Smithsonian Museum and other wonderful museums and national parks around the world. Of coarse these ancients made silver and turquoise jewelry, but in those times it was mainly people in power, the elite that wore jewelry and they loved gold.
Rare Turquoise Jewelry originates with a fine Turquoise Gemstone and it is set by an accomplished artistic Silver or Goldsmith into a work of art. Southwestern artisans as well as craftsmen all around the world are inspired by high grade Turquoise as it brings out the creativeness of each craftsman who is lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with the stone. A Quality piece of Turquoise Jewelry is a piece of wearable art and it is so beautiful that it brings out the best in the person that is wearing the piece.
Rare Turquoise Jewelry
Rare Turquoise Jewelry is usually collected by individuals who appreciate high quality Jewelry. This type of person usually pays close attention to the details of the Jewelry they wear as well as all other details in their wardrobe. Fashion minded people, most often, seek out the best quality Jewelry from well known and trusted Jewelers, the situation is the same with Rare Turquoise Jewelry. To find trusted Rare Turquoise Jewelry, you must educate yourself to understand what constitutes the difference between Rare Turquoise Jewelry, standard Turquoise Jewelry, and Costume Turquoise Jewelry.
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Bead Necklaces are some of the most popular piece of jewelry worn by people all over the world. Here at Durango Silver Company we seem to wear bead necklaces daily. Durango Silver Co. promotes Bead Necklaces made by Nattarika Hartman. Nattarika is Dillon Hartman's wife and is from Chiang Mai, Thailand, she is a great artist with a college degree in art. Since Nattarika joined our family, she fell in love with Turquoise and other gemstones, and has learned many things about our business including making beautiful gemstone bead necklaces. Nattarika makes all kinds of bead jewelry and bead necklaces from all types of natural gemstones beads, glass beads, Sterling Silver beads, Thai Silver beads, and more! Some of our favorites are our Turquoise Bead Necklaces.
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Bead Necklaces are some of the most popular piece of jewelry worn by people all over the world. Here at Durango Silver Company we seem to wear bead necklaces daily. Durango Silver Co. promotes Bead Necklaces made by Nattarika Hartman. Nattarika is Dillon Hartman's wife and is from Chiang Mai, Thailand, she is a great artist with a college degree in art. Since Nattarika joined our family, she fell in love with Turquoise and other gemstones, and has learned many things about our business including making beautiful gemstone bead necklaces. Nattarika makes all kinds of bead jewelry and bead necklaces from all types of natural gemstones beads, glass beads, Sterling Silver beads, Thai Silver beads, and more! Some of our favorites are our Turquoise Bead Necklaces. - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/bead-necklaces.html#sthash.Qmix2YbA.dpuf
High quality or high grade Turquoise that is natural and free from any enhancements is Rare Turquoise! Turquoise was one of the first gemstones found by man over 7000 years ago, it was immediately coveted by royalty and spiritual leaders. The highest quality Turquoise has been rare and highly sought after for the duration of its history. Today, rare Turquoise such as AAA Gem Turquoise is nearly impossible to find and becoming very valuable. - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/rare-turquoise.html#sthash.qxjPkbps.dpuf
Here is a unique modern inlay pendant in the shape of a heart. This Sterling Silver Black Onyx and Wild Horse Inlay Heart Pendant by Navajo Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats is really beautiful. The focal point of this handmade Sterling Silver Amulet is a mosaic inlay of gem grade Arizona Wild Horse Jasper, Black Onyx, and red Mediterranean Coral. The color of the natural Wild Horse Jasper is a beautiful white with chocolate brown Spiderweb matrix. This color combination is awesome. To the bottom of this Black Onyx and Wild Horse Inlay Heart Pendant is half round saw work design. Stanley kept the outside of the pendant plain and clean in order to keep the focus on the inlaid gemstones. The amulet features a nice size plain silver bale that will fit most silver chains. A great addition or start to any Turquoise Jewelry or inlay jewelry collection, this Black Onyx and Wild Horse Inlay Heart Pendant features the Native American Jewelry hallmark "Stanley Manygoats". - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/black_onyx_and_wild_horse_7467_prd1.htm#sthash.LNSC5Qwo.dpuf
Take a look at this old style Sterling Silver band ring with channel inlay American Turquoise. This beautiful 5 Stone Blue Diamond Turquoise Inlay Ring by Dillon Hartman is a perfect sized band ring to be worn as a inlay wedding ring or as a cocktail ring. The focus of this piece is a row of five angled rectangle shaped inlays of natural Blue Diamond Turquoise from Nevada, USA. The Turquoise is an outstanding deep blue color with the finger print black matrix from the Blue Diamond mine outside of Austin, Nevada. The rectangle inlays in this 5 Stone Blue Diamond Turquoise Inlay Ring make a lightening design. The general shape of the ring is similar to a simple wedding band, yet it was built like a saddle ring where the inside is round and the outside goes from narrow to thick on the top. In between each stone the ring has been filed to match the profile of the stones. Add this 5 Stone Blue Turquoise Inlay Ring to your Turquoise Jewelry of silver jewelry collection. Artisan handmade in Durango, Colorado USA.
5 Stone Blue Diamond Turquoise Inlay Ring
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