Durango Silver Company was founded in 1976 by John and Estell Hartman. After years of on the road Trading, John built a
marvelous Trading Post just west of Durango Colorado on the Gateway Highway to Mesa Verde National Park from Durango. The Silver Jewelry Store has grown in time and has become one of the most historic and beautiful Trading Posts in the American Southwest. The Hartman's are some of the leading Durango Colorado Jewelers.
Today, many years later, our children have grown up and they have strong interests in following the footsteps that John and Estell have spent their lives creating silver jewelry and gold jewelry. Dillon Hartman (son) has taken on many areas of the business and adds new age ideas and technologies that allow our company to excel into this new global world of business. Nattarika (Dillon's wife) is brilliant, talented and brings new dimensions to our business in the Internet world. Crystal (daughter) followed her art interests around the globe and has come back to Durango to create art and Jewelry that we are all proud of. Every person in our family brings a different facet to our diverse family business.
We are happy and proud to say that Durango Silver Company is owned entirely by the Hartman family. We all work hard together and enjoy living and working to create original fashion jewelry in what we consider one of the most beautiful places on earth, Durango Colorado.
The trail John and Estell have made from their past on the Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry front has led our family to find that this is the dominant factor that has made Durango Silver Company a success to date. Collecting, Mining and dealing in Southwestern Jewelry has prevailed and our outcome is that we have become some of the very few real authorities on American Turquoise.